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Complainant testifies in burglary case

Nov 26, 2012, 10:27 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

One Yaya Touray recently testified in the housebreaking and theft case involving Balla Secka at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dago.

Touray told the court he is a carpenter and he knew the accused person as his friend before.

He said that on 30 October 2012, he was in his house watching movies until 3:30 a.m. and then closed his window and went to bed, adding that around 5am, he realised his fridge was opened.

He said that when he put the light on, he noticed someone had entered into his house and took his DVD player, two phones marked Nokia and Samsung, wallet containing his driving licence, ID card, D400 and a watch.

According to him, he went for Fajarr prayers and proceeded to Bakau Police Station to report the matter where his statement was obtained, adding that he was later escorted by two police officers to his house to visit the scene.

At the latter part of the day, he was called on his phone by his younger brother that the accused had been arrested with his two phones and a watch and taken to Bakau Police Station.

When the accused was interrogated he denied, Touray said, adding that in the evening of the next day, a boy called Kunta came to him with a DVD player and told him it was given to him by the accused person.

He said he kept it and later took it to the police station to report.

Hearing continues on 26 November 2012.