Gambia: Assailant Convicted

Magistrate Dayoh Dago-Small of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court on Monday convicted and sentenced on Babucarr Jammeh to a six-month suspension. He was further ordered to build mutual understanding and pay a compensation of D8, 000 to the complainant within six months. The convict was standing trial on one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

According to the presiding magistrate, the case was first heard on the 9th May 2012 after which the charge was read to the convict. The prosecution, led by Cpl. 3550 Jagne, proceeded with the case and called three witnesses to prove their case, whilst the convict testified on his own and called one witness (DW2) to defend him.

Magistrate Dago-Small further said having listened to both the evidence of the prosecution and the defence, he was satisfied that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt, and the culprit was however convicted accordingly.

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