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Accused acquitted, discharged

Oct 4, 2010, 1:44 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

One Talibeh Jallow was, on Firday 1st October 2010, acquitted and discharged by Magistrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

Mr. Jallow was standing trial on a charge of shop breaking and stealing, a charged he denied.

The trial magistrate summarized the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and that of the accused and concluded that the prosecution had failed to prove their case beyond all reasonable doubt.

Magistrate Drammeh further stated that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses did not establish any rightful owner of the items stolen. She added that the second prosecution witness, in his evidence, told the court that at the time of the incident, they visited the scene but could not find any break-in at the shop.

She consequently, acquitted and discharged the accused person.