BY Lamin Fatty in URR
Magistrate Bojang of the Basse Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 3rd August, 2015 fined 27 businessmen and women to each pay D3000 or in default to serve 2 months in jail for the sale and use of plastic bags.
All the 27 business persons pleaded guilty to the charge of contravening section 4 B and C of the ban on plastic bags 2015. They were served with summons and dragged to court by the members of the regional task force which comprised the Police, Immigration, GRA, Fire Service and NEA officials.
In their plea of mitigation, they all begged for mercy as they are first time offenders.
The 27 people are Alex Upah, Malick Jallow, Omar Touray, Alagie Manneh, Ebriama Touray, Maha Keita, Jainaba Jallow, Modou Secka, Mahamadou Salim. Modou Gaye, Magidi Jallow, Modou Salieu Barry, Chucks, Abdoulie Jallow, Assan Sowe, Ramatoulie Jallow, Abdoulie Assouman, Ebriama Bah, Mamadou Selu Jallow, Mahamet Mahaka, Seedi Muhamed, Ali Camara, Momodou Sallah, Kabiro Konteh, Momodou Yassin Bah and Abdoulie Jallow.