Sep 20, 2010, 1:03 PM
Jatta was arraigned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court and charged with stealing D15,000 and 3,000 CFA from his wife, Mariatou Mendy.
Delivering the judgment, the trial magistrate told the court that the convicted person was arraigned before the court and charged with theft, which he denied.
The prosecutor called his witness to testify, adding that the accused did not challenge the evidence of the prosecution witnesses, the magistrate said.
She said the convict in his own evidence said he stole the 3000 CFA, but not the D15,000.
Therefore, the prosecutor had proved his case and the convict was found guilty as charged.
In a related development, one Yankuba Thorpe was also convicted and sentenced to a fine of D3,000 in default to serve six months in prison for theft.
The particulars of offence stated that the convicted person, Yankuba Thorpe, on 21 April 2014 at Sinchu Gidom village, stole three long iron bars from one Alhagie Abdoulie Camara.
Magistrate Isatou Janneh, in her judgment, stated that the convicted person was arraigned before the court and charged with theft.
The prosecution called two witnesses, and the convict also testified as a lone witness.
According to the magistrate, the evidence of the second prosecution witness had satisfied the court, as the iron bars were found in possession of the accused person.
Therefore, the prosecutor had proven his case against the convicted person.