Mar 8, 2011, 12:07 PM
The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Muhammed Jallow on several counts of robbery with violence, burglary, stealing, willful damage to property, assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal trespass.
He was convicted on count one to six years in prison, count two to three years in prison, count three to two years in prison, count four to one year in prison, count five to one year in prison, count six to one year in prison and count seven to six months in prison, all with hard labour.
He was also ordered to pay a compensation of D50, 000 in default to serve six years in prison. All sentences are to run concurrently.
The charge sheet on count one stated that the accused, Muhammed Jallow, on 13 September 2011, at Fajara, in the Kanifing Municipality, robbed the complainant of the following: one laptop marked Dell valued at D28,000, QCell mobile phone valued at D1,000, Alcatel mobile phone valued at D2,500, a cash of D550 and two car keys.
It was further stated on count one that he used personal violence against the complainant by inflicting several wounds on his hands.
Count two read that he broke into the house of the complainant with intent to commit a felony, therein to wit stealing.
According to the charge sheet on count three, he stole from the house of the complainant the following: a laptop marked Dell valued at D28, 000, QCell mobile phone valued at D1, 000, Alcatel mobile valued at D2, 500 and car keys.
The particulars of offence on count four stated that he damaged from the house of the complainant the following: two glasses and wooden doors valued at D4, 000, tea glass cups valued at D1, 500 and mosquito net valued at D3, 000.
Furthermore, count five revealed that he assaulted the complainant on his hands and left ear with a knife, pair of scissors and a razor blade, thereby causing him actual bodily harm.
It was stated on the particulars of offence on count six that he assaulted one Ebironke S. Janneh, by slapping her and pushing her to the ground and thereby caused her a fracture on her small toe.
And count seven stated that with intent to intimidate the complainants, the convict entered into their house without permission and did cause annoyance to them.