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Alleged Knife Robbery Case Heard

Sep 18, 2009, 4:39 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

An alleged knife robbery case involving Modou Sanneh and Ebou Cham was yesterday heard before Justice Moses Richards of the Special Criminal Court Division of the High Court.

Testifying as the first prosecution witness, one Fatou Camara told the court that she got to know the accused persons on the day of attack when she was robbed of her mobile phone.

According to her, on 18th October 2008, she was with her two friends around the Dippa-kunda Mosque, when she received a phone call from her brother. She told the court that as she was talking to him, the 1st accused Modou Sanneh came across her, held her right hand and pulled out a knife and asked her to hand over the mobile to him or else he would stab her with the knife. She informed the court that her friends ran away, adding that she dropped the cell phone on the ground and as the 1st accused was about to pick up the cell phone she managed to escape and ran away.

Further testifying, she told the court that she narrated the ordeal to certain boys who live within the neigbourhood.

She added that she went with those boys to a bar called "City Pub" where they found the 1st accused sitting. She revealed that the 1st accused was asked about the cell phone and he told them that it was with a friend, adding that the 1st accused led them to the compound of the 2nd accused, Ebou Cham.

She said both the accused persons were later taken to Serrekunda Police Station were they were searched, and a knife and mobile phone were found with the 1st accused, which she later identified in court.

Hearing continues.