Jul 25, 2012, 1:25 PM
Magistrate Danso of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court on 29 December 2010, convicted and sentenced three ladies namely, Naffie Cham, Oumie Jallow and Boukunta Njie to a fine of D250 each in default to serve one month in prison each.
The three who were convicted on a charge of assault, were also ordered to pay a compensation of D200 each to the complainant, one Morro Njie.
The trial magistrate in his judgment adduced that the convicted persons were charged with the offence of assault, which they all denied.
He added that the prosecution had called in two witnesses in support of their of case, and while the first convict, Naffie Cham, preferred not to testify, the second and third convicts testified on their own behalf.
Magistrate Danso further told the court that the prosecution witnesses’ evidence corroborated, and the evidence of the first prosecution witness had linked the convicts with the offence.
“The prosecution had proven its case beyond all reasonable doubt, and the court found the convicts guilty of the offence charged,” the magistrate declared.
It would be recalled that the convicts were charged for jointly assaulting one Morro Njie, by beating him all over his body at Faji Kunda, on 15 October 2010.