Police proves case against habitual cattle thieves
By Cadet Inspt. Alieu Jamanka
Police prosecutor, Sub Inspector Amadou Jawo of the Bansang prosecution unit, has on behalf of the IGP proved his case against Wurra Bah and Bubacarr Jallow, before senior Magistrate Adama Sillah of the Bansang Magistrates Court. The duos, known for cattle stealing, were arraigned for a similar offence, committed in Sarreh Yerro Gulory in southern CRR.
Delivering his judgment on the matter, Magistrate Sillah stated that, upon hearing the accounts of both the prosecution and defense witnesses, the court was with the conviction that the accused persons were notorious cattle thieves and that their ‘modus operandi’ was even recognised by the police, which led to their arrest and subsequent detention and prosecution.
The learned Magistrate further noted that the offense charged is a serious one and that the police prosecution has proved his case, beyond all reasonable doubts.
The Magistrate therefore found both Wurra Bah and Babucarr Jallow, guilty of the crime charged. He sentenced them to one year imprisonment, each and with no option of a fine.
However, police records revealed that both men were once convicted for similar offenses by courts in CRR and URR, respectively.