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Alleged theft case heard

Nov 7, 2012, 10:27 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

A theft and willful damage to property case involving one Ebrima Dibba was heard yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dago.

Testifying, Gibriel Aki Njie, a businessman, told the court that he lives at Abuko and recognised the accused person.

He recalled that on 22 September 2012, he was at his work place when he heard his car alarm, which was parked at the entrance of the bar.

Njie added that he went out to check, but could not see any movement and went back inside the bar to finish his work.

He added that the car alarmed for the second time, adding that he went out to check, and saw the accused person carrying his bag which was containing a laptop marked Toshiba.

“I raised the alarm and chased the accused. He jumped into a compound and one of my staff followed him, and he was caught,” Njie told the court.

He further said his car was locked when it was parked at the entrance of the bar.

He said the accused person broke the glass, and got access to the said items.

The accused was taken to the Kanifing Estate Police Station with the said vehicle, where a statement was obtained from him.

Meanwhile, the accused, Ebrima Dibba, was granted court bail of D5, 000 with a Gambian surety who must swear to an affidavit of means, and deposit an ID card.

The case continues to 8 November 2012.