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Man gets Five Years for Attempted Murder

May 13, 2009, 6:34 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

One Momodou Saidou Jallow was yesterday sentenced to a mandatory jail term of five years by the Bundung Magistrates' Court presided by Principal Magistrate Kumba Sillah Camara. Magistrate Camara ordered the convict to pay a compensation of D20, 000 to the complainant in default to serve one-year imprisonment. The Accused, Momodou Jallow, was charged after chopping one Samba Bah with a cutlass all over the body and also chopping off his thumb.

The Magistrate further ruled that the number of days spent in remand by the convict must be deducted from his current imprisonment.

Magistrate Kumba Sillah Camara said that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt by calling two witnesses whose evidences corroborated each other. And as result, the accused is found guilty of the said offence. It will be recalled that the accused was charged for attempted murder some time in May 2008, in Manjai Kunda, KMCD; charges which the accused strongly denied until found guilty.