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Careless Driver Fined

Nov 13, 2009, 1:29 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty

Principal Magistrate Emmanuel Amadi of the Brikama Magistrates' Court recently convicted and sentenced one Malang Saidy to a fine of D1, 000, in default to serve six months in prison.

He was also ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D1, 000, in default to serve another six months in prison.

According to the facts as narrated by Prosecutor Sgt Colley, it happened on 5th September 2009, at Rumba Village.

He said the convict was driving a motor vehicle with a registration number BJL 7820F from Sanyang Village heading towards Brikama, and upon arrival at Rumba Village he knocked down a peddler who was on the footpath. As a result, he said the peddler sustained some injuries.

According to him, the police visited the scene and the victim was taken to Brikama Health Centre, and later transferred to the RVTH for X-ray.

He said the accused was subsequently arrested and taken to the Brikama Police Station where he was cautioned and charged with the offence committed.