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Six Months Mandatory Jail Term for Uncle Sam Security Officer

Mar 4, 2009, 5:55 AM | Article By: Sainey Marenah

The Kanifing Magistrates' Court, presided over by Senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbackeh, yesterday Tuesday 3rd March 2009, convicted and sentenced one Basiru Sowe, a security officer working with Uncle Sam Security firm, to six months mandatory imprisonment. This follows the convict's own plea of guilty to the charge of being in possession of suspected stolen property.

The alleged offence revealed that the convict on the 3rd day of February 2009 at Fajara in the KanifingMunicipality was found in possession of a Cheque leaf of D250, 000 of Sahel bank, which he took to the said bank to cash knowing fully well that it was not his and did not report to the relevant authorities.

In his plea of mitigation, the convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy, while promising that he will not repeat such an act again.

Before passing down the judgment, presiding Magistrate Abdoulie Mbackeh told the court that the accused is an employee of Uncle Sam Security whose work is to protect and secure the place he is posted. He said the convict's action is tantamount to a betrayal of the trust bestowed on him by the security firm. He added that the act can even destroy the reputation of the said security firm.