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Two convicted for burglary

Sep 10, 2014, 10:47 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Ebrima Saho and Lamin Ceesay to a fine of D5,000 and D10,000 in default to serve three months and six months in prison respectively.

Ebrima Saho and Lamin Ceesay, who were found liable for shop breaking and stealing, were also ordered to pay a compensation of D2,500 each in default to serve another three months in prison.

The facts as narrated by Inspector Jarju, stated that it happened on 24 August 2014, at Bakau Market, in the Kanifing Municipality.

He stated that one Bajarry Janneh and his colleagues, KMC officers on duties at the said market, were buying ‘ataya’ when they heard a noise within the market.

They went to check the premises within the market and to their “surprise”, they found out that two shops belonging to the complainant were broken into.

They traced the footsteps which led to the arrest of the convicts and they recovered some of the items.

Those arrested were taken to Bakau Police Station where they were interrogated and they admitted to committing the said offence.

The charge sheet on count one stated that on 24 August 2014, at about 4a.m. in Bakau,Kanifing Municipality, they broke into the shops of Muhammed Bah and Modou Njie, with intent to commit a felony, therein wit stealing.

Count two stated that they jointly stole the following items: four bottles of cooking oil valued at D300, six bottles of armanti mayonnaise valued at D330, four tins of condensed milk valued at D240, four tins of corned beef valued at D240, three bottles of ketchup valued at D225, one cube of jimbo maggi valued at D80, and two bags of groundnut valued at D1,500.