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Cattle rustler convicted

Oct 28, 2013, 9:47 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

A man called Alfusainey Barry was Thursday convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,000 in default to serve six months in prison by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Jagne.

Found liable for stealing three sheep, Alfusainey Barry was also ordered to pay a compensation of D10,000, in default to serve another three months in prison.

The particulars of offence read in court indicated that the convict, Alfusainey Barry, on 15 October 2013, at Sanyang village, stole three sheep valued at D15,000, the property of one Modou Joof.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Sub-inspector Sarr, it happened on 15 October 2013, between the hours of 5a.m. and 6a.m.

He said a patrol team of army officers headed by Sergeant Mumar Jagne were at a checkpoint at the forest between Brikama and Farato.

A taxi arrived with registration number BJL 6154 driven by the accused person and the taxi was searched and the officers found three sheep, all slaughtered and put inside the boot of the said taxi.

The driver was questioned and confessed stealing the sheep on his way to Serrekunda.

He was later escorted to the Brikama Police Station with the vehicle and the slaughtered sheep.

At the station, he was questioned and still confessed stealing the sheep, which he said were put on sale and the proceeds was D3,825, the facts concluded.