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Accused to know fate today

Sep 29, 2010, 12:45 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

One Haddy Jeggan who was standing trial for allegedly stealing 8000 Euros from Claude Lucio Marajo, a French national, is to know her fate today when the Kanifing Magistrates' Court is expected to deliver judgment in her case.

The presiding magistrate Ceesay, who was recently transferred to the Brikama Magistrates' Court, told the court that the prosecution in support of their case had called in four witnesses, most of whom are police officers. He indicated that the court had found sufficient evidence of the prosecution's case, and asked the defendant to put up her defence.

He added that the accused testified in her defence, but did not call any witness. The magistrate stated that the court received materials in the case including exhibits tendered by the prosecutor, and heard the testimonies of witnesses from both sides.

"The court had found the accused guilty of the offence charged, and will adjourn the case to today 29 September 2010 for plea of mitigation and sentence," he announced.

The particulars of offence revealed that the accused, on 14th August 2010 at Ebo Town, stole 8000 Euros from one Claude Lucio Marajo, a French national.

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