Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court will this Thursday deliver sentence on two of the four accused persons who are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.
Dawda Sissoho and Sheikh Tijan Jeng pleaded guilty to the two counts charges and are expected to be sentenced this Thursday, October 6.
The other two accused persons, Ebou Cham and Saikou Cham, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, were granted bail in the sum of D500, 000 each with two Gambian sureties. The magistrate ruled that the sureties must disclose their home of residence and workplace to the court and also swear to an affidavit of undertaking that they will forfeit the bail condition of the accused persons in the event they (accused) happen to abscond the jurisdiction.
The four were jointly charged and arraigned before Magistrate Hilary Abeke on offences of conspiracy and stealing from Alhagie Kutubo Jahally Touray, a businessman. They are alleged to have stolen items ranging from corrugated iron sheets and packets of tiles which all sum up to D331, 650.
Ebou Cham and Saikou Cham, driver and apprentice respectively, maintained that they were hired by the 1st and 2nd accused persons, which compelled them to maintain a plea of not guilty on both charges.
The case is now adjourned to 6th October for the prosecution to furnish the court with the facts of the case and to deliver sentence on the 1st and 2nd accused persons.
by Meita Touray