Sep 11, 2009, 8:19 AM
The criminal trial involving Bigi Jallow and Ebrima Bah who are accused of cattle rustling continued recently at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before magistrate Baboucarr Secka.
Testifying for the prosecution, Sutura Jallow a resident of Sanyang village told the court that he is the President of the Gambia Cattle Farmers Association, and that he knows the accused persons.
According to PW4, sometime in 2009 in the month of Ramadan, one Alkali called to inform him that his bull got lost, and that he advised the said Alkali to report the matter at the Brikama police station.
He said many people were also informed of the loss of the bull of Alkali, and a search was mounted.
He further testified that later, they got the information that there were some bulls at Brufut and he informed the police who went with him to Brufut.
They were told at Brufut that the bulls were brought there by the accused persons.
Further testifying, PW4 told the court that a total of four cattle were recovered in Brufut, adding that during the investigation they came to realise that one of the bulls did not belong to the accused persons. Subsequently, he added, the accused persons were arrested and taken to Brikama police station.
Later, he said, Alkali was called to come and identify his bull, one of which Alkali identified as his bull. He added that he later made a statement to that effect.
The case continues.