Court hears case of stealing from a person

Friday, October 16, 2015
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Amie Secka, recently testified in the trial involving one Abdou Gassama, accused of stealing from a person, before Magistrate Mb’ai of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Ms Secka told the court that she lives at New Jeshwang and recoginsed the accused person.

She recalled that on 7 October 2015, she boarded a vehicle that was coming from Senegambia to Serrekunda, and she met the accused inside the vehicle.

She was having two mobile phones in the left and right pockets of her trousers, and received a phone call from the Samsung phone, which is red and black in colour.

After a while, she realised that the said phone was not in her pocket, and then asked one woman to lend her phone to call her number.

She called, but the phone was switched off. She then told the accused that he took her mobile phone, but the accused denied this.

She told the accused that there was no one sitting between them, and instructed the driver to go to police.

At the police station, the police asked them to come out of the vehicle one after the other.

One of the police officers saw the accused throw the said phone under the chair, and he was arrested. When the phone was recovered, it was switched off.

The case was adjourned to 15 October 2015. 

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie