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Café touba seller testifies in wheelbarrow theft case

Jun 12, 2013, 11:04 AM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

One Cherno Touray, a café touba seller, Monday testified in the wheelbarrow theft case involving one Muhammed Krubally at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Abeke.

Touray told the court that the accused, Muhammed Krubally, once went to his business place and told him that his elder sister in the US had imported a container and he was responsible for it.

He said the accused further told him he was looking for someone to work with, but he (the witness), could not work there without documents.

Touray added that he had a wheelbarrow at his workplace.

He further revealed that the accused told him to accompany him to the police station to find some documents so he could start working with him.

Asked whether he went with the accused to the station, the witness answered in the positive.

He said at the police station, the accused asked him to wait outside, as he was going to find some food.

“I was waiting for him and the accused used the other gate and went to my business place. He took my wheelbarrow and went away,” he said.

“I waited for him for a long time and he did not come back. I also left,” he added.

He further said the accused took his wheelbarrow and gave it to someone, adding that when he went back, he asked the people at his workplace and they told him it was the person he went with who came back and took the wheelbarrow.

The accused person one day came to his business place to buy bread and he asked him about the wheelbarrow, but he denied taking it, he said.

There was a push and pull with the accused and they were eventually escorted to a police station at Sunukerr, he explained.

The accused confessed that he took the wheelbarrow and sold it to one Kekuta, he said.

“I later gave my statement at the station,” he stated.

Hearing continues on 18 June 2013.