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Burglar convicted

Feb 14, 2014, 10:41 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Lamin Njie was yesterday convicted and sentenced by principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera of the Bundung Magistrate Court for breaking and stealing.

He was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of D20,000 in default to serve one-year imprisonment for breaking and a fine of D30,000 in default to serve 2 years in prison for stealing.

Both sentences are to run consecutively.

Delivering his judgment, the trial magistrate adduced that the prosecution had called witnesses and tendered exhibits in support of their case, while the convict also opened his defence and give evidence in support of his defence.

The trial magistrate stated that after going through the evidence of both sides, he would hold that the prosecution had proven its case beyond all reasonable doubts.

The evidence adduced by the prosecution had supported the charge against the accused person and the evidence of the prosecution witnesses had corroborated each other, he added.

He was satisfied that the prosecution had proven its case, and he found the accused person guilty as charged and consequently convicted and sentenced him on the abovementioned fines.