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Two convicted for littering

Dec 17, 2009, 12:30 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye & Yusuf Ceesay

Two men: Selu Jallow and Abdouraham Touray were on 16th December, 2009, convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5000 each, in default to serve one month imprisonment for violating the Anti-littering Law.

Magistrate James George of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court handed down the sentence, following their plea of guilt.

Selu Jallow was charged for allowing wastes from his backdoor to flow on the street.

According to the charge sheet, Abdourahman Touray allowed liquid wastes to flow through a pipe he installed from his compound to a public gutter, thereby committing an offence.

In their plea of mitigation, the convicts craved the court's indulgence to temper justice with mercy.

Delivering his judgement, the trial Magistrate told the court that the convicts should take proper management of their waste products, not to cause harm to the public.

He further went on to say that a person should not deposit any commercial household, industrial or municipal wastes in any place by or on behalf of a Local Authority or any other person.

The National Environment Agency was represented by Prosecutor Muhammed Jallow Jabang and Adama Ceesay.