Jan 9, 2009, 4:27 AM
The criminal trial involving one Muhamed Ceesay continued recently before Magisrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.
Mr. Ceesay was charged with committing a felony by stealing from a garage in London Corner belonging to one Yusupha Jarju.
Testifying before the court, the first prosecution witness (PW1) Yusupha Jarju told the court that he lives at SerreKunda, and that he is a mechanic by profession.
He testified that on 31st May 2010 his brother, Amadou Jarju, came and reported to him that they have caught a thief in their garage.
According to him, he went to the scene and the accused was later taken to Serrekunda police station, and he made a statement to that effect.
Also testifying, PW2 Malick Colley informed the court that he is a mechanic. He adduced that on the day in question, he was sent by his boss to the garage and, while he was doing his assignment, the accused came to the garage and entered one of the vehicles.
According to Colley, he called Amadou Jarju and told him, and both went to the scene and found the accused inside a vehicle.
He revealed that Amadou then informed their boss, Yusupha Jarju, about the incident and the accused was later taken to Serekunda police station, where they made their statement.
The accused person, who denied the charge, was subsequently granted a court bail in the sum of D5, 000 with a Gambian surety who must met the bail condition.
The case was adjourned to 12th July 2010 for continuation.