Jan 17, 2013, 10:11 AM
Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbake of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court has ordered for the deportation of a Guinean National Alpha Omar Jallow following his conviction and sentence to a mandatory jail term of six months with hard labour for being in possession of fake $1000 which were taken from him.
The convict, Alpha Omar Jallow, was earlier brought to court with his father who passed away before the end of the case. However, in his ruling magistrate Mbake stressed that the demise of his father would not exonerate him from the case.
He further stated that the court had taken meticulous care to go through the pieces of evidence of the prosecution witnesses and that of the convict. He indicated that the prosecution have proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and that the testimonies of prosecution witnesses corroborated.
Senior Magistrate Mbake went on to say that the convict failed to bring witnesses for his defence and had never denied the facts stated by the prosecution witnesses. Henceforth, he said the convict was found guilty of the offence he was charged with.
In his plea of mitigation, the convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy, for he knew what he did was wrong.
Magistrate Mbake however stated that the offence was a serious one and the convict deserves some harsh punishment. He therefore sentenced him accordingly and ordered him to be deported to his country of origin after serving his sentence.
Cadet Inspector Mballow stood in for the IGP.