Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bundung Resident Sentence for Littering


The Anti-Littering Bill Was Made into Law in 2007

Banjul, The Gambia (TNBES) A resident of Bundung was on Monday 4th January, 2010 convicted and sentence to a find of D2500 in default to serve three (3) months imprisonment.
Muhammed Lamin O.B. Camara was sentenced by Senior Magistrate James Judge of the Kanifing Magistrate Court, after he convicted for disposing unused Compact Discs (CDs) on the street of Bundung, contrary to Section 3 Sub-Section 1 of the Anti-littering and Regularity Law 2007.
According to the particular of offence, Muhammed Lamin OB Camara on or about 12th December, 2009, at Bundung disposed-off unused CDs into the public street thereby committed an offence.
On his Mitigation, the accused told the Court to consider that he is a first time offender, while pleading to the court to exercise justice with mercy. He added that the offence he committed was unintentional, as he was in the process of cleaning his place.


Delivering his judgement, the Judge said that the accused admitted that he disposed the unused CDs on the street and is a first time offender and did not waste the time of the court proceedings.
The Magistrate then advised the accused to stay away from such behaviours and order him to clear the CDs threw on the street.
The National Environment Agency was represented by Muhammed Jallom Jabang VOL:2 ISSN:5

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