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French national convicted for common assault

May 13, 2016, 11:41 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

One Vincent Andren Michael, a French national, was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Malafi Jarju to the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, to a fine of D1,000 in default to serve six months in prison.

Vecient Andren Michael was also ordered to pay compensation of D500.

When the matter was called to proceed, defence counsel Foster informed the court that his client wants to change his plea from not guilty to guilty because of his health condition.

His application was granted, and the charge was then read to the accused person and he pleaded guilty.

In a plea of mitigation, counsel Foster told the court that the accused person was under medical treatment, and was remanded in prison for three months.

He said during his stay in prison, he had two heart attacks because he had fixtures in his heart and he should go for medical treatment very six months.

He said the fight between the accused person and the complainant was that the accused person was advising the complainant, which led to a fight, adding that the offence was a misdemeanour.