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Court demands accused’s previous record

May 10, 2013, 9:56 AM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has adjourned the motor vehicle theft case involving one Cherno Mballow for the prosecution to provide the previous conviction record of the accused person.

This came when the trial magistrate was about to pass sentence on the accused person, who had admitted to the offence charged.

The magistrate then asked the prosecution whether the accused person had any previous conviction and the prosecution answered in the positive.

Prosecutor Sgt Kinteh then applied for an adjournment to provide the court with the previous conviction of the accused by tendering the file on the next adjourned date.

According to the charge sheet read in court on count one, the accused, Cherno Mballow, on 14 March 2013, at Serekunda, in the Kanifing Municipality, stole a motor vehicle with registration number BJL 9270H, Benz 190 green in colour valued at D170,000, the property of one Alagie Touray.

Count two stated that on the same date, month and year  and at the same place, he stole from the said vehicle the following items: car tape valued at D2,500, spare tyre valued at D1,200, wheel cover valued at D800, seat cushion valued at D800, car jack valued at D600, jack mass valued at D150 and cash of D1,500, all being the property of the said Alagie Touray.