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Housebreaker gets mandatory sentence

Mar 5, 2010, 11:23 AM | Article By: Binta Fatty

Principal Magistrate Emmanuel Amadi of the Brikama Magistrates' Court recently convicted and sentenced one Modou Lamin Jallow, to a mandatory jail term of three years for housebreaking.

He was also fined D6, 000, in default to serve two years in prison for stealing.

According to the facts of the case as narrated by the police prosecutor, Sub-Inspector Jammeh, it happened on 10th February 2010, at Tabokoto when the convict visited one of his friends, who was residing in the compound of the complainant.

Sub-Inspector Jammeh further narrated that, the convict later told his friend that he was going home, only to returned and jumped over the fence, broke the back door and got into the complainant's sleeping room and therein stole the items as mentioned in the charge sheet.

He said the matter was reported to the Wellingara Police Station, and subsequently the convict was arrested who later led the police to where he kept the stolen items.

The convict in his plea of mitigation begged the court to temper justice with mercy, as he is a young man.