Dec 4, 2008, 4:19 AM
Magistrate Lamin George of the Bundung Magistrates' Court on 11 October 2010 convicted and sentenced one Adama Gaye to a mandatory prison term of two years six months for the offence of obtaining money by false pretence.
The convict was also ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D542, 000.
In delivering his judgment, magistrate George stated that the convict was charged with the offence of obtaining money by false pretence, a charge he denied.
The particulars of offence stated that in January 2009 at Tabokoto, the convicted person, Adama Gaye, fraudulently obtained the sum of D542, 000 from one Jibril Njie with the pretext of selling a vehicle to him.
He said the prosecution in support of their case had called in three witnesses, while the convicted person testified on his own behalf, and did not call any witness.
Magistrate George further adduced that after evaluating the evidence of both the prosecution and that of the defence, the court was convinced that the prosecution had proven their case beyond any reasonable doubt.
Consequently, he added, the court found the accused person guilty as charged, and convicted him accordingly.