#Article (Archive)

Two Guinean Face Deportation

Sep 16, 2009, 6:51 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Two Guinean nationals, Ebrima Nyang and Omar Bah, were on Thursday 10th September 2009, convicted and sentenced to three months in prison, with hard labour for stealing by the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Suharata Danso.

He also ordered the duo to be immediately deported to their country of original upon completion of their sentence.

According to the alleged offence, on 29th August 2009, at the Banjul Ferry Terminal in the city of Banjul, the convicts stole a mobile phone and cash, amounting to D300 and 6000CFA, being the property of one Haddy Dibba Khan.

 In passing his sentence, Magistrate Danso stated that, the convicts pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them without wasting court's time, and that they are first time offenders.

He said they are not notorious criminals, but noted that they cannot go scot-free.

As he put it, they must be punished in order to deter others from such act.

According to him, before their deportation they must have their photos taken and place in the police stations within the Greater Banjul Area and Barra. He said if they are seen in The Gambia within two years period, they would be rearrested and charged with disobedience to the Laws of The Gambia.