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After admitting the charge preferred against him, Ismaila Saho, a driver, was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,500 in default to serve one year, six months in prison with hard labour for dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle which did not meet the required standard.
The facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Inspector Touray, stated that the incident happened on 9 July 2011.
He said the convict was driving a motor vehicle with registration number BJL 8070A from Sukuta towards Busumbala and upon arriving at Yarambamba Estate, he wanted to overtake another vehicle with registration number BJL 9790D.
He said that at the same time there was another vehicle coming from the opposite direction Saho could not overtake and eventually knocked the said vehicle, which rested on the other side of the road.
Inspector Touray said the matter was reported to the Old Yundum Police Station and necessary action was taken, adding that during the testing it was confirmed that the convict’s vehicle did not meet the required standard.