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Convicted woman testifies against accomplice

Oct 11, 2010, 12:22 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Ndey Korka Ndong, who was convicted earlier for stealing by Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, testified on 6th October 2010 against one Fatou Badgie, with whom she was arraigned for stealing D505,000 and two title deeds at a house at Fajara South.

In her testimony, Ndey Korka Ndong told the court that on 5th October 2010 the second accused person, Fatou Badgie, visited her at her residence at YMCA, and that after a while they went out to sell her belongings. She added that they came to a compound and found two maids sitting at the gate.

According to her, when they showed the said articles to them, the maids replied that there was nobody in the compound. On their way going, she stated, the second accused told her that she had a friend living in that compound. She adduced that Fatou Badgie told her to return to the said compound, as she knew a girl there whose mother is rich.

Further narrating, she stated that on arrival in the compound, the second accused entered through the window, and went straight to the main door. She indicated that both of them went to the house of the girl's mother, whom the second accused said she knew. She revealed that it was then that both of them started pulling the door with force until it opened.

The convict told the court that they took a safe, pushed it to the gate and hired a taxi.

She said that she told the driver that they took the safe from somewhere, but he could enter the compound without anyone seeing him.

She revealed that when they were going, the second accused told the driver that the safe belonged to her ex-boyfriend, and she wanted to take it as he was engaged with another girl.

She adduced that the driver told them to speak the truth, as he did not want to involve himself in police affairs.

According to her, on their way going, the driver told them to return the safe. In reply, the witness told the court that she said to the driver that she would not return to the said compound. "When we reached Kairaba Avenue, I asked the driver to stop and I alighted from the car," she finally told the court.

The second accused, Fatou Badgie, was remanded in custody, and the case was adjourned to 14th October 2010, for continuation.