Feb 29, 2016, 10:34 AM
Magistrate JA Effim of the Brikama Magistrates' Court on Monday 8 March 2010 convicted and sentenced one Adama Jobe to a fine of D3500 in default to serve one year in prison for stealing.
According to the evidence, as narrated by the police prosecutor, Sgt 1260 Colley, it happened on 20 February 2010 when the complainant, Lamin Ceesay, left the accused person in his shop and travelled to Senegal.
When the complainant returned from Senegal, he found that the accused had closed the shop and left the key with his people.
According to Sgt Colley, when the complainant opened his shop, he discovered that his battery charger and two motor batteries were stolen, and later proceeded to report the matter at the Brikama police station.
He narrated that at the police station, the complainant told the police that he suspected the accused, because he was the one he left in his shop and travelled to Senegal.
Sgt Colley further adduced that on 27 February 2010, the accused person was arrested and confessed to committing the act, and later led the police to the person whom he sold the items.
He said the battery charger was recovered, but the two motor batteries were not seen.