11 January 2013

Gambia: Three Convicted of Multiple Criminal Offences

Three persons, namely, Joe Mendy, Matarr Touray and Ebrima Kandeh, were on Tuesday convicted and sentenced at the Bundung Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Kijera on three counts of criminal offences; conspiracy to commit a felony, house breaking and stealing, all contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The particulars of offence on count one stated that on the 18th December 2012 at Ebo Town in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused persons jointly conspired to commit a felony, thereby committed an offence.

On count two, the particulars of offence stated that on the same date and place, the accused persons jointly broke and entered into the house of one Maimuna Jagne.

While count three, the particulars revealed that the convicts on the same date and place stole the following items: one Samsung Galaxy phone III valued at D25, 000, one Samsung Galaxy II valued at D15, 000, digital camera valued at D9, 000, video camera valued at D11, 000, one I-phone valued at D7, 000, one laptop valued at D14, 000, two Samsung mobile phones, a bag containing D10, 600 and 500 Euros, the total amount being D92, 200, all belonging to the said Maimuna Jagne.

When the charges were read to the convicts, they all pleaded guilty and the prosecutor handling the case, Corporal 3533 Jarju read the facts of the case. In their plea of mitigation, the convicts seek the court to temper justice with mercy.

The convicts were sentenced on all counts. Count one they were sentenced to pay a fine of D6, 000 in default to serve six months imprisonment. On count two, the convicts were sentenced to pay a fine of D10, 000 in default to serve one year and on count three they were further sentenced to pay a fine of D15, 000 each in default to serve one year imprisonment. All sentences are to run concurrently.

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