11 January 2013

Gambia: Burglar Convicted

Magistrate Dayoh Small-Dego of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court on Monday convicted and sentenced one James Kanu to serve a jail term of two months and two weeks. The convict was charged with the offence of house breaking and stealing, both contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

He was further ordered to compensate the complainant in the sum of D40, 000 in default to serve four weeks imprisonment. This development came after his plea of guilt.

The particulars of offence on count one stated on the 10th December 2012 at Serekunda in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict with intent to commit a felony, broke into the house of Vincent Nwachinemeri Ndimele there to wit; stealing, thereby committed an offence.

Whilst on count two, it stated that on the same date and place in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict stole from the house of the said Vincent Nwachinemeri Ndimele, the following items; three Nokia phones value unknown, two dozens of Delton soap value unknown, two dozens of soap value unknown, two long extensions value unknown, one tin spray value unknown, one dozen of energy saving bulbs value unknown, one battery charger value unknown, four CCTV cameras value unknown, two binding wires value unknown, two sharp DVD players value unknown, one Denver sound Thatcher value unknown, two small chargers value unknown, one HP printer value unknown, one Samsung Laptop value unknown, one star receiver value unknown, four Acer Samsung monitors value unknown, a physical cash of US$200, four SHENGUI speakers value unknown, among other items, all being the properties of the said Vincent Nwachinemeri Ndimele.

The presiding magistrate however convicted him accordingly.

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