Jul 13, 2011, 3:51 PM
(Monday, 08th February 2010 issue)
One Muhammed Fatty was recently arraigned before Magistrate Kayode of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, charged with stealing. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The charge sheet revealed that on 20th January 2010, the accused stole two vibration machines, valued at D500, 000, being the property of one Alhagie Njie.
In his testimony, Omar Njie, a police officer attached to the Kanifing Police Station, said that he recognised the accused, Muhammed Fatty.
According to him, he was at work at the station when the complainant lodged a complained that his employee (the accused) stole his machines.
He stated that during the course of the investigation, the accused told them that he sold the machines to a person who came with a vehicle, which he did not know its registration number.
He also told the court that he obtained a cautionary statement from the accused, and that further investigations were made but the machines were not found.
Magistrate Kayode granted the accused person bail in the sum of D100, 000 with two Gambian sureties.
The case was adjourned to 15th February, 2010.