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Women convicted for theft, receiving stolen property

Jun 29, 2012, 2:37 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Magistrate Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday convicted and sentenced Jambou Manneh and Adama Sefoi for the offences of stealing and receiving stolen property.

Jambou Manneh was fined D10,000 in default to serve one year in prison for stealing as well as ordered to pay the complainant 400 euros.

Adama Sefoi was fined D3,000 in default to serve six months in prison for receiving stolen property and was also ordered to pay 50 euros to the complainant.

According to the facts of the case as narrated before the court, the complainant was a holiday tourist lodged at the Senegambia Beach Hotel.

On 22 June 2012, the complainant went to Binnis Bar and Restaurant, and while there, he bought a drink and later saw the 2nd accused and built interest in her.

He invited her to the table and they started drinking. They were later joined by the 1st accused, who was also offered a drink.

The facts further revealed that the complainant started to buy bear until he got drunk and was later moved to the 1st accused’s residence in Kololi.

There, the 1st accused managed to steal from the complainant and gave it to the 2nd accused and then asked the 2nd accused to take the complainant back to the said hotel to spend the night with him there.

The following morning, the complainant noticed that his money was stolen and asked the 2nd accused to inform the 1st accused, who upon calling her, she accepted.

The complainant reported the matter to the police and the accused persons were arrested.  The police recovered 600 euros from the 1st accused and 350 euros from the 2nd accused.

According to the charge sheet on count one, Jambou Manneh, on 22 June 2012, at Kololi, in the Kanifing Municipality, stole from Van Der Brock 2,500 euros.

The charge sheet on count two read that Adama Sefoi received or retained 400 euros from Jambou Manneh, knowing or having reasons to believe same to be stolen or must have been unlawfully obtained.