Mar 31, 2016, 10:06 AM
Muhammed Touray and Ebrima Jallow were recently convicted by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Abeke.
Touray and Jallow pleaded guilty of the charge of obtaining money by false pretence and were each convicted and sentenced to a fine of D2,000 in default to serve one year in prison with hard labour.
The court also ordered that the mobile phone and the money be returned to the complainant.
The facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, Sgt 1343 Camara, stated that the incident happened on 26 June 2011 at Brikama Nyambai.
He said the complainant, Mariama Bah, was standing on the highway, when the first convict, Muhammed Touray approached her and introduced himself as the son of a great marabout.
He narrated further that the convicts told the complainant that the said marabout was residing in Brikama Nyambai and that they were looking for him, adding that the complainant responded that she did not know the said marabout.
Still narrating, Sgt Camara stated that as the complainant was about to leave, the first convict called and told her that he had detected some evil thing on her.
The first convict, he continued, asked the complainant to give him something or money so that he could help her to remove that thing, adding that the complainant then gave them her mobile phone.
He further narrated that the complainant was asked to rob her hands together which she did and saw some light coming from her hands and they requested D600 from her.
He narrated that the complainant gave them the D600 and after a while, she could not see the convicts and she reported the matter to the Brikama Police Station, adding that the convicts were subsequently arrested.