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Man convicted for indecent assault

Feb 21, 2014, 9:49 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Ousman Jobe was yesterday convicted and sentenced to a 2-year mandatory jail term by the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

Ousman Jobe, who was convicted for indecently assaulting a six-year-old girl, was also ordered to pay the compensation of five thousand dalasis in default to serve 3 years in prison.

Delivering the judgement, Principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera, started by reading the charge sheet, which stated that on 25 February 2013, at Nema Kunku Village, the convict indecently assaulted a 6-year-old girl, by putting his finger into the private part of the victim.

In challenging the convict’s plea, the prosecution called four witnesses in support of their case, among them was PW1 and PW2, and highlighted their evidence as presented before the court.

He said after the closure of the prosecution case, the convict opened his defence by calling four witnesses, adding that the evidence of DW1 was hearsay evidence.

The evidence of the three other witnesses was not the issue before the court, he said, adding that the medical certificate had supported the evidence of the prosecution’s witnesses.

He also stated that exhibits A and B had corroborated the evidence of both PW1 and PW2, that the convict did spit on his finger and inserted it into her private part.

He added that all the four witnesses called by the defence did not give any substantial evidence.

“I hold that PW1 and PW2 evidence, and exhibit A and B corroborated each other.

The convict was hereby found guilty as charged.