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Convict's appeal dismissed

Aug 25, 2010, 12:22 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the high court in Banjul yesterday dismissed the appeal case of one Hadim Taal, who was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for breaking into a dwelling house and committing a felony.

Taal was convicted by the Bundung Magistrates' Court, after he pleaded guilty to the charge of breaking into a house and committing a felony. 

When the case was called, the state counsel M. Bakum told the court that the appellant had pleaded guilty to the charge of breaking into the building, and was convicted for three years imprisonment without any option of a fine.

He added that the maximum penalty for the offence the appellant had committed is seven years imprisonment, but he was instead sentenced to three years imprisonment.

In his ruling, the trial judge told the court that the appellant has no reasonable grounds for appealing against his conviction, pointing out that the maximum penalty is seven years imprisonment, and he got the minimum of three years.

He, therefore, dismissed the appeal, and asked him to complete serving his sentence.