Burglar sent to Mile 2
Thursday, August 30, 2012
One Momodou Bangura, a Guinean national was on Wednesday convicted and sentenced to serve two years imprisonment without an option of a fine, by Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
The conviction came following his plea of guilt to the charges of house breaking and stealing, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia. In his plea of mitigation, the convict pleaded for mercy and further apologised to the complainant. The presiding magistrate while delivering his sentence told the court that the convict had pleaded for mercy and did not waist the court’s time. He therefore sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment on count one and 2 years imprisonment on count two accordingly. Both sentences are to run concurrently.
The particulars of the offence on count one stated that on or about the 10th August 2012 at Sanchaba Sulay Jobe in the Kanifing Municipality, the convict unlawfully broke and entered into the house of one Muhammed Jagne with intent to commit felony, thereby committed an offence.
On count two, it revealed that on the same date and place the convict stole the following items from one Muhammed Jagne: a DVD laptop player valued at D700, four pairs of leather shoes valued at D800, two short trousers valued at D200 and a radio tape player valued at D800; total value of the items being D2500, all belonging to the said Muhammed Jagne.
Sgt. Njie stood for the IGP.
Author: Modou Lamin Sanneh