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Businesswoman cross-examined in robbery case

Oct 31, 2012, 10:11 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Alimatou Jallow, a businesswoman who sells credit cards, was recently cross-examined by the defence counsel, in the robbery case involving Muhammed Camara and Bubacarr Jammeh, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

The businesswoman told the court that she had never set her eyes on the two accused persons prior to the incident, and when the accused saw her they approached her and spoke in the Fula language to her.

They asked her whether she knew one Aja Fatou, and she replied to them in Fula, adding that she was discussing with the 1st accused, who for about 200 meters was following her.

When the 1st accused approached her, they did not meet with anybody on the road except the 2nd accused, who appeared from the front, she said.

She added that when the 1st accused was arrested, she (the witness) was called to the station and she identified him, as the person who robbed her.

She revealed that the arrest of the 1st accused led to the arrest of the 2nd accused, because the 1st accused led the police to effect arrest on the 2nd accused person.

“When I saw the 2nd accused, I equally identified him,” she added.

The case continues.