A panel of jurors at the Criminal Court ‘D’ on Wednesday handed down a unanimous guilty verdict against defendants James Fallah and Archie Sackor under armed robbery charges.
But a final judgment is expected four days after the jury verdict. The 2 defendants are said to have admitted to the crime ‘robbery’, but denied using arms to execute their missions. Their confession came in contrast to state lawyers’ claims.
According to a statement said to be a voluntary admission of Archie, he and his men planned and carried out a robbery mission on February 19, 2009. James Fallah is said to have confessed that they (robbers) attacked Paynesville in the same year, saying that they were six in number.
But the Court has, however, released one of their colleagues, Boimah Fahnbulleh. Fahnbulleh was released because the court said there was insufficient evidence to convict him. The two guilty robbers were placed among another group of three others who were earlier convicted by the court.
James Fallah, Samuel Fayiah, Archie Sackor, Alvin Monquoi, Boimah Fahnbulleh, Prince, Jerry and Ziah Power were charged with armed robbery and criminal facilitation following a reported outbreak of armed robbery in the Paynesville area in 2009.