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Break-in and theft case continues

Nov 21, 2012, 9:11 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

One Jainaba Bojang Monday testified in the case involving Mbemba Camara and Buba Manjang, who were accused of housebreaking and stealing at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dago.

Ms Bojang told the court that she works as a barkeeper and knows the first prosecution witness (PW1) as her fiancé

She added that she recognised the 1st accused at Bakau Guest House, as he is the owner, adding that on 5 November 2012, around 7:45pm, she and her fiancé left the house by locking the door and windows.

Designated as the second prosecution witness (PW2), Ms Bojang further adduced that they returned to the house around 1:00 am and as she entered the house, she saw her handbag on the floor and she also noticed that the D3,000 she had in her bag was gone.

She adduced that she later called her co-worker, who later came with the police, adding that her fiancé was having one key of their room, while the 1st accused was having two keys.

According to her, they did not notice any breaking where somebody could have access through and it was only by using the keys to enter the room.

She said when the police came, they realised that monies were missing and they conducted a search on the 1st accused’s room and found two keys which opened their room.

They were taken to Bakau Police Station where a statement was obtained from her and nothing was recovered, she said.

Hearing continues on 28 November 2012.