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Guinean national arraigned for theft

Mar 6, 2015, 10:19 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

A Guinean national, Ebrima Surry Barry, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Gomez of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing.

He admitted to the charge and was granted court bail of D200,000 with a Gambian surety who must deposit an ID card.

The case was then adjourned to 12 March 2015, for sentencing.

The facts narrated by police prosecutor Sub-Inspector Bobb stated that it happened on 19 February 2015, at Bartess; when the accused was hired by the complainant to transport goods from one shop to another with a wheelbarrow.

When he finished transporting those goods, he was paid D150.

The complainant locked his shop and went to Banjul and upon his return, he realized that D100,230 was stolen from his shop.

He suspected the accused and then lodged a complaint at the Serrekunda Police Station, where investigation was conducted by the police.

The accused was arrested and led the police officers and the complainant to his residence at Sanchab Sulay Jobe.

Upon arrival, the house was searched in the presence of the accused and an amount of D40,925 was found under his mattress.

The accused was returned to Serrekunda Police Station, where he was confronted about the remaining money, but could not give a proper account of it.

He was cautioned and charged with the offence committed.

In mitigation, he begged the court to temper justice with mercy, as it would not happen again.

The charge sheet stated that on 19 February 2015, at Bartess, in the Kanifing Municipality, he stole D100, 230 from the shop of one Abdou Fata Ebrima Ahmed.