Feb 17, 2015, 10:04 AM
A man called Salif Ndure was recently convicted on criminal charge of idle and disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court presided over by Principal Magistrate Dayo.
According to the fact as narrated by police prosecutor 1st Class O. Touray, it happened on 29 May 2014, at Jambur village when the accused person went and entered into the compound of one Tapha Bojang without any invitation from the complainant.
Tapha told the accused person to leave his compound but the accused refused and the complainant then went and reported the matter to the Farato Police Station.
Two police officers went and found him in the complainant’s compound and was arrested.
On their arrival at the Farato Police Station, the accused person conducted himself in a manner likely to breach the peace.
PIU from Brikama Police Station went for him and was taken to the Brikama Police Station where he was charged and voluntary statement taken from him.
The accused told the court that it was a mistake and was not conscious as he was drunk.
Delivering his judgement, Magistrate Dayo told the court that the accused did not regret of the offence he committed for facts that the accused was brought before the court for different charges and he was given bail.
The following day, he went and committed the said offence, therefore the accused was a habitual offender and the court would not have mercy on him.
He was convicted and sentenced on count one to 8 months in prison with hard labour and on count 2 to also serve 8-month imprisonment with hard labour.
The court also ordered the police to return the accused’s property to him.