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Burglar jailed

Mar 19, 2010, 1:06 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mback of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court on 16th March 2010 convicted and sentenced one Joseph Mendy to a mandatory jail term of nine months for housebreaking.

He was also sentenced to a mandatory jail term of six months with hard labour for stealing.

The court also ordered him to pay a compensation of D20, 000 to the complainant, one Mrs. Patricia Roberts, in default to serve another six months in prison with hard labour.

Both sentences are to run concurrently.

According to the particulars of offence on count one, on 1st March 2010, at Fajara in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict unlawfully broke and entered into the house of one Mrs. Patricia Roberts to steal.

Count two on 1st March 2010, at Fajara in the Kanifing Municipality stole from the house of Patricia Roberts the following items: three stones of gold pendants, valued at D1, 500, two gold hearings, valued at D10, 000 each, twelve costumes, valued at D5, 000, one gold bangles, valued at D1 000, two necklaces, valued at D1, 000, CFA currency in cash of 15000, equivalent to D870 and Gambian currency in cash D5, 000 totaling D37, 370.00.