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Burglar jailed

May 31, 2010, 12:12 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

A magistrate court in Brikama recently convicted and sentenced one Muhammed Bangura of Kubuneh Village to a mandatory jail term of two years for store-breaking and stealing.

The convict, Muhammed Bangura was also ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D2, 000, in default to serve one year in prison.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by the police prosecutor, Sub-Inspector Camara, it happened on 23rd April 2010, at Kubuneh Village when the complainant, Korika received a telephone call from his caretaker working in his garden that his store was broken into. He narrated that the complainant, who personally confirmed it, had discovered that 25 corrugated iron sheet and 8 bags of cement were missing.

Sub-Inspector Camara further narrated that the matter was reported to the police and the convict was subsequently arrested and taken to Yundum Police Station.

At the police station, he added the convict confessed that he had stolen the items and sold them to Karamo Badjie and Ebou Mendy.

Sub-Inspector Camara then stated that the convict later led the police to recover the items, who discovered 25 corrugated pieces from Karamo Badjie, while 8 bags of cement which were already used were recovered from Ebou Mendy.