Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 13th August, 2018, convicted and sentenced one Ebrima Jawara, a tailor, to a fine of D5000 in default to serve two years imprisonment on both counts of willful damage to property and threatening violence. He was also ordered to compensate his boss, and also the complainant, Lamin Samura, D5000 in default to serve two years imprisonment.
Ebrima Jawara pleaded guilty when the charge sheet was read to him. He was alleged to have damaged the glass door of the tailoring workshop of his boss, by hitting it with a pair of scissors. Prosecutors also alleged that he threatened to kill his boss.
In his mitigation, he begged the court to temper justice with mercy. He said that he acted in anger, further stating that he never had any problems with his boss.
Prosecutor Momodou Lamin Cora, who represented the Inspector General of Police, told the court that Ebrima Jawara was a first-time offender. This was the first time for the long arm of the law to catch up with him.