Jun 10, 2011, 1:54 PM
Magistrate Kayode of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court recently presided over a case of shop-breaking and stealing brought against one Lasana Saho
Testifying for the prosecution, PW1, Buba Marreh told the court that he is a businessman at Serrekunda Market and could recall on 15th May 2010.
He adduced that one of his friends, Omar Secka had called to inform him that his shop at Serrekunda Market was broken into.
He revealed that he went to the station and found the accused, who was shown a recovered plastic bag from the accused that contains 32 pairs of shoes belonging to him.
Further testifying, the prosecution witness told the court that he went back to his shop and found the doors open and that 32 pairs of shoes were stolen from his shop.
He said he later made statements at the Serrekunda Police Station.
Also testifying, PW2, Ousman Keita told the court that he is a watchman at Serrekunda Market and he recognised the accused person and that he could also recall on 15th May, 2010.
He adduced that on that fateful day, he went around to see the shops in the market and he found the complainant's shop opened. He adduced that he found the accused at the complainant shop, putting shoes into a plastic bag.
According to him, the accused was later apprehended and taken to the Serrekunda Police Station where he made his statement.
The case was then adjourned to 3rd June for continuation.