26 November 2012

Gambia: Assailant Gets Six-Month Jail Term

One Amadou Wurry Sowe, a native of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe was on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to six months' imprisonment without any option of a fine, at the Bundung Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Landing M Sanneh. He was found guilty of the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The facts of the case revealed that the convict on the 25th February 2012, at Sanchaba Sulay Jobe, unlawfully assaulted one Michael Ndatta, thereby committed an offense. During the trial, the prosecutor called two witnesses, tendered three photos and a medical certificate as exhibits. The prosecution was however able to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubts against the convict.

The convict however denied the charge during trial, when he testified alone. In his plea of mitigation, the convict told the court that he is a family man and therefore urged the court to temper justice with mercy. Cadet ASP Bah stood for the IGP.

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