#Article (Archive)

Complainant testifies in alleged theft case

Jan 30, 2015, 10:31 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

A complainant, Penda Conda, recently testified in the trial of one Ousman Kindeh, accused of stealing from a motor vehicle, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Gomez.

Conda told the court that she works as an administrator, and recognized the accused person.

She recalled that on 21 January 2015, she closed work and was from Westfield heading to Bambo.

Upon reaching Bambo, the traffic was slow and the accused came, opened the back door of her vehicle, banged it, and then told her to close the car door as it was not properly closed.

She told the accused to close her vehicle door, as it was locked, adding that another man came to the other door of the vehicle, opened it and took her bag, which contained an I-phone-6, CFA 325,000, D3,500, bank card, bank book, ID card, voter’s card, driving license and other valuable documents.

According to her, she parked the vehicle, looked around but could not see any one of them, adding that she went and reported the matter to the Serrekunda Police Station.

She also told the police she would be able to identify the suspects, adding that the police promised that they were going to conduct a raid on a Thursday.

She was later called by the police, as they had arrested some suspects so that she could go and identify the suspect.

She said eight people were paraded, and she identified the accused person as the one who stole from her vehicle.

Her statement was obtained and the accused was confronted in her presence.

Further hearing was adjourned to 9 February 2015.