Apr 22, 2008, 6:30 AM
ASP Abdoulie Sanneh had testified in a civil suit, presided over by Magistrate Nying of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, in which the plaintiff, Emma Chuku claimed the recovery of the sum of D23, 000 from the defendant, Saidu Malick Camara.
In his testimony, ASP Sanneh told the court that he is a police officer attached to the Serekunda Police Station, and that he recognised both parties.
According to him, on 12th December 2009, the two parties walked into his office concerning an issue of money.
ASP Sanneh testified that he was told by the plaintiff that it was in 2009, when the defendant came to him with a friend to lend him money, of which he could not remember the sum.
He adduced that the plaintiff also told him that the friend of the defendant never paid back the money. ASP Sanneh further revealed that later the defendant agreed with the plaintiff that he would take the responsibility of paying the said loan.
He added that the defendant took a pen and wrote an agreement in which he wrote that he would pay D5, 000 at the 31st of each month, starting from December 2009 to June 2010.
He added that both parties signed the agreement and he wrote his number under it.
Still testifying, ASP Sanneh adduced that sometime in February, the plaintiff walked to his office, saying that the defendant had paid only D5, 000. He told the court that he then ordered the plaintiff to report the matter to the court.
According to him, on a certain day while on his way to Tabokoto, he saw the defendant and asked him whether he has paid the plaintiff, but the defendant told him that he has already settled the debt.
The case was subsequently adjourned to 5th May 2010 for continuation.