Mar 30, 2016, 10:24 AM
Three forest intruders were recently fined D30, 000 in total by the
The accused persons, Alkali Seckan, Majanko Sonko and one Ebrima Njie, a driver, were recently intercepted with a truck loaded with timber by the regional forestry officer in
The three admitted the offence charged, and begged the tribunal’s forgiveness, saying it was not their intention to destroy the forest.
At that juncture, the tribunal fined each of the defenders D10,000 and the fine was to be paid on or before the 30th April 2011, in default to serve six months in prison with hard labour.
The tribunal also ordered them to pay the fine to the forestry regional office in
The tribunal further ordered that the chain saw and timber to be seized, and taken to the forestry department.
The court sitting took place at Sitanunku village in