Jan 12, 2015, 10:31 AM
The trial of charges of burglary and stealing involving one Ousman Bah continued on Monday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
Testifying for the prosecution, detective CPL 1281 Babucarr Trawally, a police officer attached to Latrikunda German Police Post, told the court he recognised the accused, Ousman Bah.
He said that on 18 September 2011, the complainant lodged a complaint that her house was being broken into and items such as cash amounting to D28, 000, 800 Moroccan currency, two mobile phones, Moroccan passport, GTB bank book, Gambian alien card, Moroccan ID card, two passport-sized photos, a bag containing a purse and a wallet were taken away.
Detective Trawally further said the scene was visited and the breaking was confirmed, adding that upon their return to the station, the investigation was mounted and with the help of Africell printout, the accused was traced and arrested.
He said the accused was arrested on the numbers he was communicating, and some people he was communicating with were invited, which led to the arrest of the accused person at a bar around Churchill’s Town.
He said a search was conducted on the accused and one mobile phone belonging to the complainant and cash of D12, 885 were found in his possession.
PW2 further adduced that the complainant identified the phone and a bag recovered from two boys, adding that a search was made at the accused’s house where a metal cutter was found.
Hearing continues on 2 November 2011.