Dec 2, 2008, 6:25 AM
Ndey Kora Ndong, a prisoner, was recently cross-examined by police prosecutor, Inspector Mballow, before Magistrate George of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, in connection with a theft case.
Under cross-examination, she said that one Aji Kumba Ndure is her cousin, and that she did not know her only in times of operations.
When asked whether she could recognise her statement in court, she replied in the affirmative.
The said statement was admitted and tendered in court as an exhibit.
When it was put to her that at the Kanifing Police Station she gave the figure of D208, 000, as being the amount they sold the gold for before the arrival of her accomplice, Aji Kumba Ndure, she replied in the negative.
“I did not request from the investigators to privately see my cousin, in a bid to help the police in their investigation, in order to change the price of gold sold to D120,000,” the convict told the court.
She said she knew the complainant’s daughter, Aji Sally, who once found her at Kanifing, but not in their compound.
When quizzed by police prosecutor Mballow that she was the master planner that gave directives to Aji Kumba Ndure, who was inside the complainant’s house, the witness denied this.
The convict also denied removing the said gold from the vanity box, and that she did not throw the box away.
She further denied that she and her cousin jointly stole a vanity box containing gold, silver with some certificates of the complainant.
Readers would recall that the convict’s co-accused, Aji Kumba Ndure, had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge, and was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison.
The trial magistrate adjourned the case to 30 December 2010.