Nov 17, 2008, 4:47 AM
The Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate MLK Bojang recently convicted and sentenced one Amie Saho of
According to the facts as narrated by the prosecutor at the National Environment Agency, Mr. Momodou Jabang Jallow, it happened on 24th May 2010, when the National Environment Agency inspectors visited the accused's compound.
He narrated that upon their arrival, they found the convict discharging waste water from his compound into the road.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the charges, begged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying that she is alone in the compound with her children.
Magistrate MLK Bojang, in passing sentence, stated that the court had considered the plea of mitigation by the convict, but not withstanding the offence committed is a very serious one.
According to magistrate Bojang, discharging waste water into the public highway can harm people. As he put it, it can cause sickness to the public.
In a similar development, one Ousman Bojang of Brikama Nyambai was also convicted and sentenced by Magistrate MLK Bojang of the Brikama Magistrates' Court to a fine of D3500, in default to serve two months in prison for violating anti-littering regulation.
The convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying that he is the breadwinner of his family.
In his judgement, Magistrate MLK Bojang told the court that when the matter was mentioned before the court, the convict pleaded not guilty, prompting the prosecutor to call in three witnesses.
He said the evidence of the prosecution witnesses has proven that the convict indeed committed the offence charged.