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Man jailed for multiple offence

Jul 5, 2010, 2:23 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

One Omar Kambeh, a resident of Tabokoto, was recently found guilty on charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and attempting to commit a felony, by the magistrates court in Bundung, presided over by Magistrate Lamin George.

He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to a mandatory jail term of four months in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm, and two months for attempting to commit a felony.

The trial magistrate in his judgment stated that the convict, Omar Kambeh, was charged with the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm and attempt to commit a felony. He further stated that the prosecution called in three witnesses in support of their case, while the defence called in two witnesses.

According to the magistrate, the facts adduced by the prosecution witnesses supported the charges against the convicted person. He added that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses was strong and supportive and, therefore, the court found the prosecution witnesses credible and unshakeable. He subsequently found the accused guilty of the offence charged.

The convicted person in his plea of mitigation stated that he was a first-time offender, and he is a law-abiding citizen.