Friday, September 24, 2010

Man to Serve Three Months If…

 Badjie’s Case Have Been Dragging for Two Years
VOL:1 ISSN:12 A man who was standing trial on three counts of going armed in public, threatening violence and attempt to commit felony has finally been sentence to a find of D2000 in default to serve three months in Jail.
Pa Mbaye Badjie, a resident of Faji-Kunda, whose trial has been dragging for two years, was recently sentenced to a fine of two thousand dalasis by Senior Magistrate, Abdoulie Mbake of Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

In delivering his judgment, Magistrate Mbake said that the convict is charge with unlawfully going armed in public Contrary to Section 79 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume III Laws of The Gambia.
He added that the prosecution has proven its case beyond reasonable doubt by exhibiting a knife seized from the convict at the time he tried to threaten the complainant, Yankuba Jallow in a bid to snatch his mobile phone.
Mbake added that the fact that the convict was beaten by a group of people when he tried to snatch the mobile phone from the complainant shows that the allegation leveled against him by the prosecution is justifiable.
He labeled the convict for being lazy and who instated of working hard to earn a living decided to venture into stealing. He then advised the convict to try and acquired skills and work hard to get his needs rather than venturing into stealing and robbery.
At this point, he sentenced the convict to a find of D2000 in default to serve three (3) months imprisonment, as a deterrent to others.
Earlier on, the accused person who would be convict appealed to the Court to temper justice with mercy. Mr. Badjie admitted that what he did was a mistake and promised never to repeat such actions.

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