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Duo convicted for burglary and theft

Aug 3, 2012, 12:14 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The Kanifing Magistrate’s Court presided over by Magistrate Jobarteh yesterday convicted Sulayman Jammeh and Mustapha Touray after they had admitted to the charge.

The convicts were facing a three-count charge ranging from conspiracy to commit felony to burglary and stealing.

After narrating the facts of the case, the prosecuting officer, Sergeant Kinteh, applied to tender the stolen items recovered. These included a box containing jewellery, a laptop, satellite receiver, and charger, which were subsequently admitted in evidence.

He also tendered the cautionary and voluntary statements of the convicts in evidence.

The convicts, in their plea of mitigation, made similar sentiments to the court in order to temper justice with mercy.

However, the presiding magistrate sentenced the convicts to a fine of D5,000 each on count one in default to serve two years in prison and similar sentences were also handed over to the convicts on count two and count three respectively.

All sentences were to run concurrently.

She also ordered each of the convicts to compensate the complainant, Amie Hydara, with D2,700.

According to the charges levelled against the convicts on count one, on 3 July 2012 at Latrikunda German, the convicts conspired to commit a felony to wit stealing.

Count two stated that the convicts on the same date and place broke into the house of Amie Hydara with intent to commit felony to wit stealing and count three indicated that the convict at the same date and place stole from the complainant’s house, a laptop, two QCell data cards, a jack, a laptop charger, a satellite receiver, a scrap mobile, and a box containing jewellery.