Jul 5, 2017, 2:31 PM
The Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by magistrate B. Secka, recently convicted and sentenced one Kutubo Njie to a fine of D3, 000, in default to serve three months in prison, following his own plea of guilt to the charge of assault, causing actual bodily harm.
The convict was ordered to compensate the complainant the sum of D10, 000, in default to serve nine months in prison.
According to the facts as narrated by the police prosecutor, Cpl 1343 Camara, it happened on 16th May 2010, when the convict, Kutubo Njie went to the compound of the complainant, Alasana Kaita and cut some mango fruits.
He said the complainant who saw the accused told him not to cut the fruits, as they were not yet ripe.
According to him, during their conversation, the daughter of the complainant, Sarjo Kaita, accused the convict of stealing, who in turn assaulted her and ran away.
Still narrating, Cpl. Camara stated that the complainant, Alasana Kaita then confronted the accused on why he had assaulted his daughter and in the process the convict, Kutubo Njie chopped the complainant with a cutlass on his left hand.
He added that the wife of the complainant, Fatou Njie reported the matter to the Brikama Police Station, and subsequently the convict was arrested.
According to Cpl. Camara, the complainant was rushed to the Brikama Health Centre and later referred to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), where he was treated and a medical certificate issued to that effect