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14 Prison officers case continues

Oct 18, 2012, 9:53 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The case involving fourteen prison officers, who were charged with three counts of office breaking, stealing and neglect of official duty continued yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally.

The case continued with the testimony of the third prosecution witness, Chief Inspector Bekai Bojang, attached to criminal records office, as the station officer.

Officer Bojang told the court that he recognized the accused persons and could recalled what happened on the 13 April 2012, when one commissioner Alieu Njie told him that he was going to Jeshwang Prisons to visit a scene of crime.

He said when commissioner Njie returned, he told him that he would give him some suspected fingerprints from the scene for comparison, which he did.

Officer Bojang added that he made the comparison and among those fingerprints, one of them was that of Momodou Barrow, the 1st accused persons’ fingerprint, which was connected to the crime scene.

He added that the same fingerprint was lifted from the scene, and that it was his left finger thumb, adding that he wrote a report and gave it to his commissioner.

Hearing continues on 31 October 2012.