Jun 26, 2015, 10:52 AM
Mustapha Janneh and Karamo Njie were Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Fatou Darboe of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, burglary, stealing and receiving stolen property.
The 1st accused admitted to count one, but denied counts 2, 3 and 4, while the 2nd accused denied all the counts.
The magistrate then convicted and sentenced the 1st accused on count one to five months in prison.
She granted the 2nd accused bail of D30,000 with two Gambian sureties who must swear to an affidavit of means.
The facts narrated by Sgt 1781 Kinteh for the 1st accused stated that the incident happened on 4 June 2014, at Bakau New Town in the Kanifing Municipality.
The complainant, Captain Elizabeth Innes, heard a noise in her house between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. and when she got up to confirm, she realised there was somebody in the house.
She tried to confirm who that person was and the accused ran and jumped over the fence.
The complainant realised that the front door was destroyed and she reported the matter to Kairaba Police Station and the police visited the scene and detected some blood stain on the fence.
The police then followed the accused footstep until they got into the 1st accused house and found him with injuries.
He was arrested and taken to the said police station where he was interrogated and admitted to the offence and further told the police that he sustained injury when he jumped over the complainant’s fence.
He was cautioned and charged.
The charge sheet on count one stated that Mustapha Janneh and Karamo Niie on 4 June 2014, at Bakau New Town, in the Kanifing Municipality, broke into the house of one Captain Elizabeth Innes with intent to commit a felony.
Count two stated that the 1st accused on the same date and place, broke into the house of the said Captain Elizabeth Innes with intent to commit a felony therein wit stealing.
Count three read that the 1st accused on the same date and place stole the following items; flat screen valued at D30,000, DVD player valued at D1,000 and a decoder valued at D3,000, being the property of the said Captain Elizabeth Innes.
Count four indicated that the 2nd accused on the same date and place, received from the 1st accused one flat screen valued at D30,000, which he knew or having reasons to believe that such property was stolen or unlawfully obtained, thereby committed an offence.
Hearing was adjourned until 19 June 2014.