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Alleged Mobile Theft Pleads Not Guilty

Nov 2, 2009, 1:46 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty

One Lamin Sowe, a resident of Brikama, last Monday denied a charge of stealing from a dwelling house before a Magistrate Court in Brikama, Western Region.

Lamin Sowe is alleged to have stolen 3 mobile phones, marked Nokia 1,110, valued at D1,000, Alcatel valued at D1,200, and another Nokia, valued at D2, 000, being the properties of Oumie Fadara, Sherrifo Ceesay and Kabba Konteh, respectively.

According to the particulars of offence, "on or about 20th October 2009, at Brikama Town in the Western Region of the Republic of The Gambia, the accused stole 3 mobile phone 1, marked Nokia 1,110, valued D1000 - 2, marked Alcatel, valued D1, 200 - 3, marked Nokia, valued at D2, 000, total valued of D4, 200 being the properties of Oumie Fadara, Sherrifo Ceesay and Kabba Konteh, respectively."

 He denied the charge.

Testifying for the prosecution, one Kabba Konteh of Brikama, a student of Kinderdof Botrop Technical Senior Secondary School, told the court that on 20th October 2009, one Oumie Hydara gave him her mobile to be charged in his house.

He said early in the morning, when he woke up he found the door open, and realised that Oumie's mobile plus two other mobiles that were charging had gone missing.

He adduced that when Oumies's phone was called it rang but nobody received it.

He said the following day Oumie told him that she saw her phone with one Alkalo, who told her that the accused person was selling the particular phone.

One Sherrifo Ceesay also testified for the prosecution.

Meanwhile, the accused was granted bail in the sum of D50, 000 (fifty thousand Dalasi). 

Magistrate J.A. Effim adjourned the case adjourned to 2nd November 2009.