Inmate gets six months for sharp weapon

November 11, 2015

An inmate was dragged to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday to answer to charges after he was found in possession of a weapon.

Charged with introducing contraband in a lock-up is Convvay Campbell.

He pleaded guilty and offered the court an explanation.

The court heard Campbell was found with a sharp metal called a 'jammer'.

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He told the court, "Your honour, I found it in the cell and I kept it with me because I wanted to throw it away when I get the chance."

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey told Campbell he should have given the weapon to a guard.

She said, "Imagine when a hardworking policeman leaves his wife and children at home, and come to the cell to attend to prisoners, and unuh use it to stab him and kill him, it is a serious offence."

Campbell was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

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