Jan 28, 2015, 9:44 AM
The conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence trial involving one Musa Jawo continued recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jobarteh.
It continued with the testimony of the third prosecution witness (PW3), one Ebrima Koroma, a police officer.
Testifying, officer Koroma told the court that he knew the accused person and that between September and October he had caused to do with the accused person.
He said on those months the accused was brought from Serekunda Police Station to Kairaba Police Station, adding that he obtained cautionary and voluntary statements from the accused person in the presence of an independent witness, one Abdoulie Bangura.
Officer Koroma further told the court that he read over the statement to the accused and he admitted it, stating that the accused told him that he was from Lower River Region, in a village called Sita.
According to PW3, the accused person also told him that he was sent by his brother one Abdoulie Jawo to Jara Soma at the Reliance Financial Bank to cash some money for him.
The accused was later cautioned and charged with conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence, which he accepted and thumb-printed and the independent witness signed, he said.
However, the accused denied the witness’s assertion that the statements were read over to him, adding that he was seeing the statements for the first time in court.
At that juncture, the case was adjourned till 15 May 2013.