A Banjulinding youth, Lamin Fatty, late last week startlingly told the Brikama Magistrates’ Court that he had been incarcerated for quite a while and had consequently grown sex-starved thus forcing him to attempt rape.
Lamin was recently found guilty of attempting to rape a girl in the outskirts of Banjulinding and could now spend another three years in jail if the verdict delivered by magistrate Edrisa Mbai could be any guide.
Before the verdict was handed down, the convict told the court that his action was in response to a strong desire to quench his sexual desire, having been incarcerated for a time. He, therefore, made a passionate appeal to the presiding magistrate to show him grace and temper justice with mercy.
But to magistrate Mbai, who clearly saw no justification for rape, justice must take its course as enshrined in law books and cherished by many. He consequently convicted Lamin and sentenced him to serve three years in jail without any option of fine.
Meanwhile, adducing the facts of the matter, the prosecution officer 413 Sanyang, narrated that the incident happened sometime last month at the periphery of Banjulinding when Lamin fell on a girl (name withheld) and attempted to have sex with her.