CCTV-exposed women shoplifters fined D221, 000


By Tabora Bojang

A magistrate court in Kanifing has sentenced two women arrested for stealing from a garment shop in Serekunda to a fine of D221. 695 or serve a maximum of 3 years in jail.

According to the Poliso Magazine, the two ladies have been diligently prosecuted and convicted on two counts bordering on conspiracy to commit felony and stealing.


On count 1 conspiracy to commit felony, they were sentenced to a fine of D25, 000.00 each, in default to serve imprisonment for six months.

They were also sentenced on the stealing count to a fine of D25,000.00 each, in default to serve imprisonment for six months.

The ladies were equally ordered to pay a compensation of D171, 695.00 to the complainant within a period of three months, in default to serve imprisonment for two years.

Their trouble started when police said they received a complaint on Saturday May 1st that over D200,000 was stolen from a garment shop at Serekunda market with the complainant alleging that his CCTV surveillance captured two unidentified women in veil believed to be the suspects after which they swiftly opened an investigation into the matter.

Police preliminary investigations revealed the two veiled suspects to be Kumba Secka and Mai Baldeh and that during investigations, they recovered some D128, 050. 00 and several new clothes bought by the duo probably from the stolen money.