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Alleged false information case continues

Sep 17, 2014, 10:17 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The trial involving one Lamin Camara of Banyiaka village, accused of giving false information to a public officer, Monday continued at the Brikama magistrates’ court before principal magistrate Omar Cham.

In his testimony, the third prosecution witness (PW3), PC 5097 Malang Camara, a police officer attached to Banjulinding Police Station, said he recognized the accused person.

He said on 7 June 2014, while he was on duty at the police station, his station officer received a telephone call from one Lamin Camara, the accused person.

Camara reportedly told the police that one Omar KallaBojang was going armed in public in Banyiaka village, and was demolishing peoples’ houses, throwing their properties, and threatening them.

Upon receiving this information from the accused person, he and other officers were instructed by the SO to visit the scene.

At the scene, they met Omar Kalla Bojang sitting and other people standing around him.

They then called the accused person to show them the demolished houses.

They went around the whole village, and no demolished house was found nor did they see any properties thrown about.

The information that the accused gave them was false, he said, adding that they went with the accused person to the police station, where he was cautioned and charged.

Under cross-examination by the accused person, officer Camara told the court that he did not know the mission of Omar Bojang in the said village.

He could not tell how many people they found at the scene, on that particular day.

He did not ask Omar Kalla Bojang for his mission in the village, because as an investigative officer he went there based on the information received from the accused person.

The case was adjourned to 23 September 2014, for the accused to open his defence.