Mar 10, 2010, 11:15 AM
One Babucarr Manneh was Monday convicted and sentenced to a fine of D30,000 in default to serve three years in prison by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Jobarteh.
Manneh was convicted after he was found liable for shop breaking and stealing.
In her judgement, the trial magistrate said the convict was brought before the court and charged with shop breaking and stealing, which he denied.
She said the prosecution called two witnesses, who both told the court that while they were at the complainant’s shop, the convict came pretending that he wanted to buy MP3.
They also said while the complainant was chatting with the second prosecution witness, the convict took the MP3 and went with it, she said.
The convict was later apprehended and taken to the police station, she said, adding that the convict in his evidence, only told the court that he was at the garage where someone sold the MP3 to him.
According to the magistrate, the evidence of the prosecution witnesses corroborated and he therefore found the convict guilty as charged.