Jun 24, 2008, 7:06 AM
The Brikama Magistrates' Court on Wednesday delivered judgement on the criminal case involving four youths from
Morro Gassama, Nuha Darboe, Foday Bojang and Momodou Bojang were charged with conspiracy and threat to burn.
The charge sheet alleged that on or about the 31st January 2009, the four conspired to commit a felony with threatening to burn by saying directly or indirectly that they were going to burn the house of the Alkalo of Jambur village, if he did not bring back the people who were taken away from the village by supposed 'witch hunters'.
They were sentenced to two months in prison, which the presiding magistrate said had been already served by the four convicts. However, they were ordered to give the Alkalo D1000 each in compensation, in default to serve 9 months in prison.
He noted that the charge was later withdrawn.
In delivering his judgement, Magistrate Jammeh said, he has put into consideration the two months they had already spent in remand.
Magistrate Jammeh told the court that each of the offence they were charged with carries up to a 7-year jail term.
Lawyer Badou Conteh represented the convicts.