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Alleged burglary case continues

Mar 4, 2015, 10:38 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The second prosecution witness (PW2), Ida Amar Kanji, recently testified in the trial involving Haggie Simaha and Sheikh Drammeh, accused of conspiracy to commit a felony and burglary before Magistrate Gomez of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Kanji told the court that she works as a medical equipment supplier, and recognised the accused persons.

She recalled that on 24 January 2015 at around 4 am, she heard a noise on her house door and when she looked, she realized that there was a thief.

She called her landlord’s phone, but it was switched off and later called a friend at Kotu, called Momodou Bah, and told him that some thieves were trying to break her door.

She further told him to go to the police and to come with officers to her house.

According to her, the friend went to Fajara police and came with police officers, adding that the police apprehended the 1st accused while the other one escaped.

She was then called to open her door, as the 1st accused was apprehended, which she did.

She added that the 1st accused was arrested and a laptop, data card and camera were found in his possession, which did not belong to her.

There were damages on her door, as the thieves were struggling to open the door.

She added that her gas bottle was stolen, which was in her kitchen near the door.

Later the police officers came back to her house and they recovered a knife and spanner, which the accused persons were using to break the door, she told the court.

The next day, she added, the police called and informed her that they recovered a gas bottle together with the arrest of the 2nd accused.

Her statement was later obtained by the police.

The case was adjourned to 10 March 2015.