The alleged theft case involving one Babucarr Ndow continued recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dago.
Testifying, the second prosecution witness (PW2), Francis Tamba Sheku, told the court that he works as an IT engineer and that he knew the first prosecution witness.
He said he also recognised the accused person at Unique Solutions, as he used to work there.
Tamba said on 14 June 2012, a report of missing items at Unique Solutions was made and accounts of the missing items were later realised to be 8 mobile phones and 2 laptops.
He said since the store was locked, an administration meeting was held and the accused person was asked about the missing items, but no action was taken.
PW2 added that an investigation into the matter was promised and, on 22 June 2012, the accused person left the office for Friday prayers, but left behind his official laptop, bag and some office documents.
He said they could not communicate with him because he switched off his phone.
According to him, since he was his immediate boss, he was asked to try and locate him, adding that they visited his home in Manjai and also called him to know where he was.
The matter was later reported to Manjai, Kotu, Kairaba police stations and the police headquarters in Banjul, he said.
He said an investigation was made on VPN line and they found out that one of their staff, Sheikh Sarr, had actually spoken to the accused for 8 minutes on a Saturday.
Sheikh Sarr was asked and he said the accused had confessed that he had stolen the missing items, adding that the police were called and Sheikh was arrested and taken to Kairaba Police Station.
The case at that juncture was adjourned till 22 October 2012.