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Man Convicted for Suspected Stolen Property

Aug 24, 2009, 10:15 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The Brikama Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Mahoney recently convicted and sentenced one Ebrima Marrah after finding him guilty for the offence of being in possession of suspected stolen property.

Delivering his judgment, Magistrate Mahoney told the court that following the accused's plea of not guilty, the prosecution called in three witnesses.

Magistrate Mahoney went on to review the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and that of the accused.

He said the accused did not state any evidence that could convince the court and also did not call any witness in support of his defence. He said the court found that the prosecution had proven their case beyond all reasonable doubt and that the accused was found guilt of the offence charged.

He consequently sentenced the accused to six weeks in prison which the Accused has already served. He also bound the accused to keep the peace for a period of one year, which if violated would attract a fine of D25,000.