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Businessman testifies in theft case

Jan 30, 2015, 10:29 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The first prosecution witness (PW1), Cherno Hamidu Jallow, recently testified in the trial of one Tamsir Jain before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Jallow told the court that he is a businessman, and could recognize the accused person.

He recalled that on 19 December 2014, he went to the mosque for Friday prayers and suspected that the accused had stolen his belongings before.

He said he then talked to someone that there was somebody who stole his belongings, and he suspected the accused.

According to Jallow, when he lost his shop keys, he talked to his neighbour, one Wurry, who told him to go to the mosque and leave him in the compound.

When he left for the mosque, he left the accused at the compound gate, adding that while he was at the mosque, Wurry called him on the phone that he had apprehended a thief in the shop, and that he should come with a police officer.

The accused was arrested and taken to Bakau Police Station, he said, adding that they went back to the shop together with the police.

He checked the monies that he kept in his shop, and discovered that D1,500 was taken from the proceeds together with two bank books, and phone credit cash of D300 Comium.

His statement was later recorded.

Hearing continues on 11 February 2015.