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Man gets six weeks in prison

Sep 29, 2010, 12:49 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

One Yaya Sambou, a resident of Brufut, was on 23 September 2010 convicted and sentenced to serve one month and two weeks in prison for house-breaking and assault.

Magistrate Mbackeh of the Bundung Magistrates' Court in delivering judgment stated that Yaya Sambou was charged for house-breaking and assault, to which he pleaded not guilty.

He pointed out that the prosecution, in support of their case, had called in three credible witnesses, while the accused testified on his own without calling any witness.

Magistrate Mbackeh further stated that the evidence adduced by the prosecution witnesses had supported the charge against the accused person, and that they have proven the case beyond all reasonable doubt.

In his plea of mitigation, Yaya Sambou told the court that he is the breadwinner of his family, and feels remorseful for the act, which according to him came by accident.

Prosecutor 3466 Sawaneh represented the IGP.

In a similar development, one Sulayman Jabbi Gassama was also, on 23Sepember 2010, given a suspended sentence of three years by Magistrate Fredrick Forster of the Bundung Magistrates' Court.

According to the particulars of offence, on 3 September 2010 at Bundung Borehole, the accused person stole the following items: one gas bottle valued at D200, nineteen DVD Cassettes valued at D950 and twelve glass cups valued at D200, all being the property of one Abdoulie Njie.

In his plea of mitigation, Sulayman Jabbi Gassama told the court that he is a first-time offender, and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.

1st Class 3533 Jarju represented the IGP.