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Alleged housebreaking, theft case proceeds

Mar 30, 2011, 1:17 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The criminal trial of house breaking and stealing involving one Abu Touray recently proceeded at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally.

Testifying, the first prosecution witness, Ansumana Conteh, told the court that he is a Guinea Bissau diplomat.

He said he lives in Bakau and that he recognised the accused person.

Conteh revealed that on 11 January 2011, he travelled to Guinea Bissau and on his return he found that some of his items, such as DVD player, gold earrings, US$470, some dalasis, three mobile phones and some of his personal clothes were missing.

“I was forced by one Foday to report the matter to the police and I later reported the matter to the Bakau Police Station,” he explained.

He added that some items, such as four small speakers, two DVD Players, one amplifier and a remote controller for DVD player, were recovered.

The witness said he later made a statement to that effect.

According to the charge sheet on count one, in January 2011, at Bakau Newtown, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused, Abu Touray, broke into the house of one Ansumana Conteh, with intent to commit a felony to wit stealing.

The charge sheet on count two read that the accused, Abu Touray, stole the following: one amplifier valued at D3,000, four small speakers valued at D5,600, three extension adaptors valued at D750, gold earrings valued at D5,000, a cash of D4,000, a cash of US$470, three suits valued at D9,000, and one DVD player valued at D2,000, all being the property of the said Ansumana Conteh.

The case was adjourned till 7 April 2011.