Alleged conspiracy, theft case heard

Friday, April 17, 2015
The first prosecution witness (PW1) Alhagie Bojang recently testified in the trial involving Abdourahman Saho and Alfusainey Barry, accused of conspiracy and stealing from a motor vehicle, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jobarteh.

In his testimony, Bojang told the court he works as a driver and recognized the accused persons.

He recalled that on 9 February 2015, he was moving along Kairaba Avenue to Westfield and stopped opposite LG, where the shoe vendor is and parked his vehicle.

The driver’s door was not closed, but the other door and the window were closed. He was looking to buy shoes, and when he returned to the car noticed that his bag was missing.

Bojang further testified that he look around, but could not see it, and went to Latrikunda German Police Post to report the matter.

The bag was containing vehicle documents, school documents, flash drives and a cash amount of D18,000.

While going home, he got a call from his boss, one John Magnane, who informed him that his bag was found at Bakoteh Police Station.

He went there and was asked about the contents of the bag, and about the missing items, which he listed. The amount of D18,000, a Samsung galaxy 55 mini and the flash drives were all not recovered.

The vehicle documents, employment letter and his school documents were recovered together with the bag.

At that juncture, the 1st accused changed his plea of not guilty to guilty, and the facts were narrated to the court by the prosecutor.

The case was adjourned to 22 April 2015.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie