Wife sentenced for stealing husband’s vehicles, documents

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By Bruce Asemota

Magistrate AB Faal of the Brikama court has convicted and sentenced one Kumba Sanneh of Mandinary village. Kumba was found guilty of stealing two vehicles, two D30,000 solar panels, five passports, a Gambian identity card and two compound documents belonging to her husband, Babucarr Jallow.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge. During the trial, the prosecution led by Inspector Bobo Jarju called four witnesses and tendered exhibits to prove the charge against her.
At the end of the trial, she was found guilty of the offences of stealing and theft and was sentenced to a fine of D3,000 in default to serve six months imprisonment for stealing two vehicles belonging to her husband, Babucarr Jallow, who resides in Sweden.

She was further sentenced to a fine of D2,000 in default to serve four months imprisonment for stealing her husband’s solar panels, two compound papers and some household materials.
The magistrate also ordered her to compensate her husband with the sum of D415,000.00 for damages caused him.