31 January 2013

Gambia: Lady Convicted of Two Criminal Offences

One Horja Touray, a resident of Latrikunda Sabiji in the Kanifing Municipality was on Monday convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of D2, 000 on two counts, in default to servea two-year jail term. She was also ordered to pay D10, 000 to the complainant in default of which she will serve a six-month jail term with hard labour.

The case was presided over by Magistrate Landing M. Sanneh at the Bundung Magistrates' Court. The convict was standing trial on two counts of theft.

On count one, the particulars of the offence stated on 30th June 2011 at Latrikunda Sabiji in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict stole from the house of one Alsana Mbye, the following items: two passports bearing the names of Alsana Mbye and his mother, and a cash amount of D2, 200.

On count two, the particulars of the offence stated that on 18th July 2011 at Latrikunda Sabiji in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict stole from the house of one Alsana Mbye, one laptop marked Toshiba, valued at D21, 000, school certificates, transcripts and testimonials and one Gambian passport and a title deed, properties of the said Alsana Mbye, thereby committed an offence.

During trial, the prosecutor Cpl 1061 Jallow called three witnesses while the convict testified and called five witnesses. She was then sentenced accordingly.

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