Oct 27, 2009, 2:13 PM
The Brikama Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate B. Secka recently convicted and sentenced one Ismalia Colley, a supposed marabout to a fine of D5, 000, in default to serve six months in prison following his own plea of guilt to the offence of obtaining money by false pretence.
He was also ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D10, 000, in default to serve another six months in prison.
According to the facts as narrated by the police prosecutor, Sub- Inspector Jammeh, the convict who met the complainant had identified himself to him as a marabout.
He adduced that the convict told the complainant that he needed to wash himself with a medicine in order to have a brighter future.
Inspectpor Jammeh further narrated that the convict and the complainant discussed the price and they agreed at D10, 000.
He said the complainant then went with the convict into the bush at Abuko, and as they were going two boys came down from a tree and attacked the complainant.
He adduced that when the complainant escaped he reported the matter to the Old Yundum Police Station and eventually the convict was arrested. However, the convict begged the court to temper justice, saying that he is a youth and the only breadwinner of his family.