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29 Year old Man in Court for Cattle Rustling

Nov 5, 2008, 4:54 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

One Ebrima Baldeh, a 29 year old, was recently dragged to Basse Magistrates' court before the travelling Magistrate Amadou Baldeh for cattle theft contrary to section 225 of the criminal procedure code cap 10 vol. III Laws of The Gambia 1999.

According to the statement of the offence on or about the 22ndOctober 2008, at Dingiri village in Upper River Region (URR) the accusedstole 3 goats one male and two female valued at one thousand two hundred Dalasis each, being the property of one Mr. Essa Trawally.

However when the charge sheet was read to the accused and interpreted in the local languages he claimed to understand, he pleaded not guilty.

There the police prosecutor I.P. Touray called three witnesses who all testified that the goats were stolen by the accused person.

According to the presiding Magistrate, the Police prosecutor has proven his case beyond all reasonable doubt and the accused was sentenced to a fine of ten thousand Dalasis (D10,000) in default to serve 3 years in jail.