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Assailants convicted

Mar 1, 2010, 11:56 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Principal Magistrate Emmanuel Amadi of the Brikama Magistrates' Court recently convicted and sentenced one Bubacarr Barry to a fine of D6000, in default to serve three years in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm.

The convict was also ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D3000, in default to serve 18 months in prison.

In delivering his judgement, Magistrate Amadi stated that having heard the facts of the case and the mitigation from the convict, the offence committed was a serious one.

According to him, when the charge was read to the convict, he pleaded not guilty prompting the prosecution to call four witnesses. He said the evidence adduced by the prosecution witnesses had convinced the court that, the convict had indeed committed the offence charged.