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8000 Euros theft case continues

Sep 17, 2010, 1:05 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The 8000 Euros theft case involving one Haddy Jaggaa continued recently at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Ceesay with the testimony of the fourth prosecution witness, one Superintendent George F.L. Mboob.

Haddy Jaggaa was alleged to have stolen from one Lucien Claude, a French national, the sum of 8000 Euros.

Testifying as the fourth prosecution witness, Superintendent Mboob, the officer commanding Tallinding Police Station, told the court that he recognised the accused person, and could also recall what happened on 16th August 2010.

According to him, on the day in question, two gentlemen came to lodge a complaint in the charge office that the accused, Haddy Jaggaa, stole 8000 Euros from one Lucien Claude.

The two gentlemen further told him that, at the time, the complainant was unconscious, and was left lying in one of the rooms in their home.

He adduced that he and his officers went to the scene, and upon arrival they found the complainant lying on a bed covered with a piece of cloth.

Superintendent Mboob further adduced that they rushed him to Serrekunda Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead, and the corpse was taken to the RVTH in Banjul.

PW4 further told the court that statements were later obtained from the witnesses, but the accused was nowhere to be found, at the time.

According to Mboob, on 18th August 2010, he received information from Barra Motel that the accused was staying there.

He then called one Ismaila Camara, the officer-in-charge at Barra Police Station, and informed him that one Haddy Jaggaa should be arrested.

ASP Ismaila Camara later called back, and informed him that Haddy Jaggaa was arrested. He later went with one detective Sgt. Foday Saidykhan to collect the accused from Barra Police Station.

Mboob said the sum of 6850 Euros, 1200 CFA and D1, 100 was recovered from the accused person, who was later handed over to the Major Crime Unit for further investigation.

The case was adjourned to 21st September 2010 for continuation