May 11, 2010, 12:22 PM
Sheriff Ceesay and Alieu Jallow were on Tuesday convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Brikama Magistrates' Court for willful damage to property. They pleaded guilty.
According to the facts narrated by the police prosecutor Sgt 553 Jammeh, it happened on
There he enquired from them and they confessed digging the hole with a view to escaping from custody. He said later the accused persons were cautioned and charged with the offence committed.
After narrating the facts the two accused persons begged the court to show mercy on them by saying that they were family men with responsibility.
They were later convicted and sentenced to a mandatory jail term of one month. They were also ordered to pay D500 each in default to serve two weeks imprisonment.