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Comium staff testifies in theft case

Apr 26, 2010, 12:08 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty

Nyang Omar Njie, a resident of Paradise Estate recently testified as the first prosecution witness in the trial of one Sambujang Drammeh, who was charged with housebreaking and stealing before the Brikama Magistrates' Court.

Testifying before Principal Magistrate D.A. Effirm, the prosecution witness told the court that he is an Economist and works with Comium, and that he recognised the accused, Sambujang Drammeh.

According to him, on 19th February 2010, his wife told him that their clock doesn't alarm and the mobile phone that used to alarm was nowhere to be seen.

He adduced that he later saw a dusty palm print on the wall, and that the window and the doors were opened.

Mr. Njie went further to inform the court that he conducted a thorough search in the house and realised that 3 mobile phones, a digital camera and a bag containing D18, 000 were missing.  He said the bag was later found on the road.

Still testifying before the court, Mr. Njie told the court that he called Wachenhut Security Company, who came to the house and discovered that the house was broken into.

He adduced that the matter was subsequently reported to the Old Yundum Police Station, where he later made a statement.

He said when he discovered that someone was using one of his stolen mobile phones with a different line he went back to the police and informed them about it.

According to him, the police went for the gentleman, but his son told the police that he bought the mobile phone from the accused.

Subsequently, he added the accused Sambjuang Drammeh was arrested.

Also, testifying the second prosecution witness Lambass Muko told the court that he is a resident of Paradise Estate and works under PW1 as a garden boy.

According to him, he was told by PW1 that somebody had broken into the house and stole, but did not mention the stolen items.

The case was adjourned to 6th May 2010.