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Convict fined D2,000

Aug 18, 2014, 10:44 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Ejike Nwafor was recently convicted and sentenced by the Bundung Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Abeke.

Nwafor, who was convicted on a charge of receiving stolen property, was fined D2,000 in default to serve six months in prison.

Magistrate Abeke, in delivering his judgment, revealed that the convict was charged with receiving stolen property, a charge he had denied.

The prosecution called five witnesses and tendered exhibits in support of their case, while the convict also opened his defence and gave evidence and also called a witness.

The trial magistrate after evaluating the evidence of both the prosecution and the defence, arrived at the conclusion that the prosecution had proven its case against the convict.

He added that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses corroborated each other and gave incriminating evidence against the convict.

The magistrate found the convict culpable for the offence charged.

The convict, in his plea of mitigation, told the court he was a family and businessman residing in The Gambia.

He was a first-time offender and felt remorseful for the act, and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.

The IGP was represented by Sergeant Sarr.