Matty Sanyang told the court that she lives at Bakoteh, and is a businesswoman.
She recognised the 2nd accused person and recalled that on 24 March 2015, her friend, Fatoumatta Jabbi’s husband passed away, and they went to the funeral with one Fatoumatta Jarju at Bakoteh Layout.
They saw the 1st accused running and entered the compound, while being followed by people shouting “thief, thief”.
She further narrated that the 1st accused showed them an ID card that he was not a thief, but an officer; then they allowed him to get inside the said compound.
According to her, when she heard the noise, she went and stood at the compound gate, adding that she later saw the 2nd accused exchanging words with Fatoumatta Jabbi.
She held the 2nd accused’s hand and told her to stop quarreling, and the accused told her that her brother was having a problem, adding that she went with the accused to a junction and was called back.
She went back to the house with Fatoumatta Jarju, and was later called at the Bakoteh Police Station where she found the 2nd accused and Fatoumatta Jabbi.
The accused recognised her as the one who separated her from the quarrel, she told the court.
Her statement was later obtained.
The case was adjourned until 9 March 2016.