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Alleged theft case continues

Jan 18, 2012, 2:13 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

One Muhammed L. Jallow, who was arraigned at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on a seven-count charge, including theft and violence, recently continued his defence under cross-examination.

When asked whether he was an aluminium licensed insulator, he answered in the affirmative, saying he was working under someone for almost five years.

 When asked where he was on 13 September 2011, between 10 pm and 12 am, the accused said he left for Bakau Health Centre where his cousin sister was admitted at 12 am.

It was put to him that on that day he went around Fajara Cemetery and had a quarrel, but he told the court that he was passing by and was accused of stealing by those people he met around the cemetery.

When it was put to him that he was not at the cemetery, but was instead found in the complainant’s house where he was caught stealing, as stated in the particulars of offence on count one and violently fought with PW2 in which both of them got injured, in response, the accused said he did not injure any of the complainants.

He admitted that he sustained injury and was not found in the complainants’ house.

It was further put to him that it was at the complainants’ house the police came and arrested him. He responded in the affirmative, saying that he could not remember he was arrested from the complainants’ house.

At that juncture, a picture of his was tendered, which was taken during his arrest from the complainants’ house, but he insisted and said the picture was taken from the hospital where he was admitted after he got injured.

He said he just woke up and the picture was taken there and got handcuffed by the police.

The case was then adjourned till 30 January 2012.