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Six sentenced for contempt of court

Aug 1, 2008, 8:15 AM | Article By: By Malamin Conteh & Yerro Mballow

Six people were on Monday convicted and sentenced for  contempt of court by Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Bundung Magistrates' Court.

The magistrate had been warning people to maintain absolute quiet in court. She emphasised that anyone who caused any disturbance within the court premises would be dealt with accordingly. But on that day Marie Ndure, Amara Kah, Fatou Janneh, Saiba Nyall, Neneh Silva and Zara Faye were caught unawares, and were each sentenced to a fine of D500, in default to serve one month in prison. She maintained that the ignorance of the law is no excuse, adding that the culprits had no respect and discipline.