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Man convicted for assault on police

April 23, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

One Thanie Deen has been fined Le800,000 with an alternative of six months in prison for assaulting a police officer who was executing her lawful duty.

Deen was convicted on four counts of assault on a police officer, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and public insult and provocation by presiding magistrate of the Freetown Magistrates’ Courts No. 2, Albert J. Moody yesterday.

The prosecution successfully argued that Deen assaulted Assistant Superintendent Victoria Sesay while executing her lawful duty as a police officer on Thursday, 22 January at Youyi building in Freetown.

The convict had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, which emanated from him slapping the female police officer.

However, Magistrate Moody discharged the accused on counts one and two which had to do with assault on a police officer and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, although he found him guilty on counts three and four which relate to disorderly behaviour and public insult and provocation.

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