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Four convicted for theft

Aug 19, 2011, 1:35 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Maimuna Nasso, Isatou Jallow, Ousman Nicole and Mansour Jagne, upon their own plea of guilt to charges of conspiracy to commit felony and stealing.

On count one they were fined D2,000 each in default to serve three months in prison and on count two they were fined D5,000 each in default to serve six months in prison.

The court ordered them to pay the fine within two weeks and granted them bail of D15,000 each with a Gambian surety.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Sgt 1781 Kinteh, it happened in August 2011 at Fajara.

He said the four convicts were at a bar and decided among themselves to go for an operation, adding that they hired a taxi and went to the complainant’s shop.

He further narrated that at the complainant’s shop, the taxi was parked and the 1st and 4th convicts entered into the shop while the 2nd and 3rd convicts remained in the taxi.

Still narrating, he told the court that the 1st and 4th convicts demanded for some items which were given to them by the complainant and he asked for his money.

He said the convicts told him to wait for them to bring the money from the taxi, adding that as they entered into the taxi they instructed the driver to go.

The complainant, the prosecutor added, later reported the matter to the police and gave them the number plate of the said taxi.

He said the police mounted a search for the said taxi, which was later seen and the taxi driver led the police to where the convicts sold the items, adding that with the help of the shopkeeper, the convicts were all arrested.

The charge sheet on count one stated that in August 2011, at Fajara, in the Kanifing Municipality, the four convicts jointly conspired to commit a felony to wit stealing.

Count two revealed that on the same month and place, the four convicts, jointly stole from the shop of one Handy Faal the following: five gross of Piccadilly valued at D1,100, five gross of Benson valued at D1,375, and five Africell Scratch Cards in hundred dalasi denomination valued at D500, being the properties of the said Handy Faal.