OCTOBER 16, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara
A Ghanaian, Jesus Appenah and his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Mohamed Bangura are to serve a six-month jail term or pay an alternative fine of Le500,000 after they were convicted on two counts of sailing an unlicensed boat, and sailing a boat without protective gears contrary to provisions in the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Act, No.11 of 2000.
According to police prosecutor Inspector Agatha Heals, the accused persons were arrested on 2 October at Tamba Kula Wharf, Aberdeen while fishing in an unlicensed wooden boat.
Presiding magistrate at the Pademba Road Magistrates’ Court, Mohamed Serry Wurrie, warned both men he would order a custodial sentence with no alternative of fine if they appear before him again for the same offence.
He also reminded them about the dangers of sailing the boat without life jackets.