Jun 4, 2010, 12:57 PM
The Kanifing Magistrates' Court on 24th March 2010 discharged Adama Baldeh and Cherno Baldeh on a charge of stealing.
In discharging the accused persons, senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke stated that police prosecutor ASP Sanneh applied under Section 68 subsection (1) of the Criminal Code to withdraw the case as the complainant has written a letter to that effect.
He said this was due to the fact that, the 2nd accused, Cherno Baldeh was seriously sick and was discharged at the RVTH, two days ago.
According to Magistrate Mbacke, the court considered the application made by the prosecutor on the grounds that the 2nd accused is seriously sick and needs urgent treatment. He said the accused persons had also shown remorse to what they have done, coupled with the fact that an amount of 1300 Euro was recovered and given back to the complainant.