Aug 11, 2014, 9:56 AM
The theft case involving one Kebba Maria proceeded recently at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Babucarr Secka.
According to the particulars of offence, in January 2011, at Busumbala Village, in Kombo North, West Coast Region, the accused, Kebba Maria, stole the following items: one gas cylinder valued at D1,000, one bath towel valued at D300, one flush basin valued at D1,950, one compound iron gate valued at D15,000, one pair of sport shoes valued at D2,350, and one T-shirt valued at D400, all being the property of one Abdou Salam Savage.
Testifying before the court, the first prosecution witness, Abdou Salam Savage, told the court that he resides in Busumbala and he is a retired businessman.
He said he recognised the accused and could recall the month of January when he left his compound to visit one of his neighbours.
"On my return, I found everything in my sitting room scattered. I went to my store and discovered that some of my items were stolen," he explained.
Added Mr Savage: "Few days later, I saw my son's T-shirt with a boy playing football. I then called the boy and asked him where he got the T-shirt from and he told me he got it from the accused.
"I went with the said boy to the New Yundum Police Station to report the matter, and the accused was subsequently arrested."
He said that during the investigation, some items, such as the 6kg-of-gas cylinder, shoes and a T-shirt were recovered, which he identified in court.
The recovered items were later tendered and admitted as exhibits.
The case at that juncture was adjourned till 27 April 2011.