Jan 23, 2012, 3:01 PM
Cherno Jallow, who was standing trial for the offence of stealing, was recently convicted and sentenced by the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Drammeh.
Jallow was convicted and sentenced to a fine of D10, 000 in default to serve two months in prison after he was found guilty of the offence charged.
In her judgment, the trial magistrate told the court that the convict was said to have stolen D30, 000 and a mobile phone valued at D850 from one Kadijatou Jallow.
She said she had perused the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and that of the convict and the court found that the prosecution had proven it case beyond reasonable doubt and consequently found the convict guilty of the offence charged.
In pleading for mitigation, the convict craved the court’s indulgence to temper justice with mercy.
“My wife passed away while I was in detention,” the convict told the court, saying he was “the only hope” of the family.
He was consequently convicted and sentenced accordingly.