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Thief gets mandatory jail term

Oct 27, 2010, 3:20 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty Gitteh

Acting Principal Magistrate A. Kemo Ceesay of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 25th of October 2010 convicted and sentenced one Muhammed Bah to a mandatory jail term of six months for stealing.

The convicted person was also ordered to pay a compensation of D500 to the complainant, in default to serve another five months in prison.

In his judgment, Magistrate Ceesay stated that the convict was charged with stealing.

He said the prosecution called two witnesses in support of their case, while the convicted person testified on his own without calling any witness.

Magistrate Ceesay further told the court that, after evaluating the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and that of the convict, the court was convinced that the prosecution had proven their case beyond any reasonable doubt.

The court, therefore, found the accused guilty of the offence charged, and consequently convicted and sentenced him accordingly.

In his plea of mitigation, Bah begged the court to temper justice with mercy on him.