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Burglar jailed

Feb 7, 2011, 12:26 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

The Brikama Magistrates' Court recently convicted and sentenced one Abdoulie Camara to a mandatory jail term of six months for housebreaking and stealing.

The convicted person was also ordered to pay a compensation of D2,000 to the complainant.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by the police prosecutor, CPL 1343 Camara, on 31 January 2011 the convict was among the people contracted to make cement blocks in the compound of the complainant, Ebrima Sanno.

He said the convict gave his mobile phone to the complainant to charge it for him, and the complainant later went to the market but upon his return, he discovered that the ceiling roof and glass window of his house had been broken.

The prosecuting officer stated further that the complainant went into his house and found that his two Samsung mobile phones, including that of the accused, were missing.

The complainant, the prosecutor added, reported the matter at the Brikama Police Station and during investigation, one Edrisa Sanno, who lives together with the convict, said he saw the convict around the complainant's house.

A man also said he saw the convict with mobile phones, CPL Camara adduced, adding that the convict was subsequently arrested, cautioned and charged with the offence committed.

The convict, Abdoulie Camara, admitted the facts of the case and was sentenced accordingly, by Magistrate Babucarr Secka.