Feb 25, 2013, 10:51 AM
Destiny Omos, 5th accused person who was standing trial with Kajali Mass, Alieu Demba and Sowe who were earlier convicted by Principal Magistrate Sainabu Wadda-Ceesay following their plea of guilty to stealing copies of the Daily Observer was yesterday acquitted and discharged by the Kanifing Magistrate Court .
Destiny Omos who pleaded not guilty earlier, was acquitted and discharged following an application made by the prosecuting officer, cadet Inspector Mballow under section 68 (1) of criminal procedure code, arguing that the accused person during the arrest was not found with copies of Daily Observer but was there to collect copies to sell as newspaper vendor.
Cadet Inspector Mballow's application was granted by the presiding Magistrate Wadda-Ceesay, and subsequently the accused was acquitted and discharged accordingly.
It would be recalled that the accused persons are alleged to have on or about the 25th February 2009 at the Daily Observer offices in Bakau stole 200 copies of the Paper valued at D2,000, property of the said company.