Driver ordered to compensate policewoman D50,000

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By Bruce Asemota

Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of Brikama Magistrates’ Court yesterday convicted and sentenced a driver to pay a fine of D25,000 in default to serve one year imprisonment.
Ansumana Camara was found guilty of reckless driving, causing harm to a police officer who was on duty.

Mr Camara was also ordered to pay D50,000 as compensation to the victim, Bintou Colley in default to serve three years imprisonment.
Ansumana Camara hit Bintou Colley, a police officer with a motor vehicle at Mandinaba Police check-point.

Bintou was left unconscious and was immediately taken to Brikama hospital where she was treated.
In another development, Principal Magistrate Cham transferred the criminal case involving one Ousman Dibba to the High Court. Dibba is charged with robbery.
Ousman is accused of threatening one Bintou Jadama at Farato with a knife and taking her phone.