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Alleged impersonation case continues

Jul 6, 2011, 3:25 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The trial of alleged impersonation of a person named in a certificate involving one Ousman Njie continued recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jallow.

Testifying for the prosecution, First Class 3697 Lamin Manjang told the court that he recognised the accused and could recall between 5 and 7 April 2011.

He said that on the aforementioned dates he was off from duty when he was told by Superintendent Gibba that the accused was caught with his warrant card.

“On 7 April, I was called by Chief Inspector Saho of Barra CID that I should report to the Major Crime Unit in Banjul. On arrival I was confronted with the accused,” he explained.

According to him, he was shown a colour photocopy of his warrant card, a handcuff and a toy pistol and he was asked whether he had anything to do with the said items. He said he responded in the negative.

He further adduced that the warrant card bore his names ID No:3697, adding that on 7 November 2010, after finishing his duties for the day, he realised then that his warrant had lost.

He said he booked the complaint at the Barra Police Station where he was attached on a diary with serial No: 08 and dated 7 November 2010. He later made his statement in effect, he added.

According to the charge sheet, in March 2011, at Kanifing Estate and diverse places, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused, Ousman Njie, was found in possession of a toy pistol, handcuff and a police warrant in the name of one Lamin Manjang and falsely represented himself to be a police officer to wit carrying out some police duties.

Hearing was extended to 11 July 2011.