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2 remanded for cattle theft

Jun 6, 2012, 2:02 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty- Gitteh

Muhammed Sidibeh and Mustapha Sanneh were on Monday remanded by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, for conspiracy to commit a felony and cattle stealing.

The particulars of offence on count one read that, the two accused persons, Muhammed Sidibeh and Mustapha Sanneh, on 12 May 2012, at Nyofelleh Village, in Kombo South District of the West Coast Region, conspired to commit a felony therein to wit stealing.

Count two stated that the two accused persons on the same day and place, stole one goat valued at D1,500, being the property of one Antony Manneh.

The prosecuting officer, Cpl 2294 Lamin Jammeh objected to bail for the two accused persons on the grounds that the 1st accused, Muhammed Sidibeh, was convicted by the same court on a similar offence of cattle stealing on 11 April 2012.

Cpl 2294 Jammeh further submitted that the accused again committed another similar offence of cattle stealing, adding that if the 1st accused was granted bail he would commit another similar offence.

He then applied to tender the previous records of the 1st accused’s conviction as exhibits, which were granted, admitted and marked as exhibits.

In respect of the 2nd accused, Mustapha Sanneh, while on lawful custody at Siffoe Police Station, attempted to escape by pretending he was going to ease himself.

He added that if the said 2nd accused was granted bail, he was going to run away

In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate Emmanuel Abeke told the court he was convinced by the submission made by the prosecution and consequently remanded the two accused persons in custody.

The case was then adjourned till 20 June 2012.