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Drug convict fined D250,000

Nov 24, 2014, 9:38 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

A man called Sulayman Jobe was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Nyima Samateh of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court to a fine of D250,000 in default to serve three years in prison for being in possession of prohibited drug (cannabis).

Narrating the facts of the case, prosecutor NCA1 Jawla said it happened on 16 September 2014, when one Ensa Bojang, a narcotics officer at the Yelli Tenda Police checkpoint, saw the accused sitting opposite the checkpoint.

He suspected him and invited him into his office where he conducted a search on the convict and found suspected cannabis with him attached to his legs and waist.

He was then taken to Jarra Soma NDEA office together with the said cannabis where the convict was cautioned in the presence of an independent witness.

The suspected cannabis was then taken for measurement together with the convict who thumb-printed the certificate and the officer also signed.

The suspected cannabis was later taken to the sciencetific unit where samples were taken and sent to the laboratory and analytical report was issued confirming that the said substance was cannabis.