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Court hears case of obtaining money by false pretence

Dec 30, 2011, 1:56 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The case involving one Ababucarr Kijera, who was charged with obtaining money by false pretence, continued yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Testifying, the first prosecution witness (PW1), Kaspar Gomez, told the court that on 8 August 2011, the accused, Ababucarr Kijera, came to their shop with some items he sold to them at D37,000.

He added that after the accused left, they received a phone call from one Nigerian man who informed them that the vehicle had just offloaded his items, but some items were missing.

The witness said they called the accused but they could not reach him on phone.

He said the Nigerian man took them to Serrekunda Police Station and the items were collected from them, even though they informed the police that they bought the items from the accused.

He added that the accused was one day sighted in Serrekunda, arrested and taken to Serrekunda Police Station, adding that he (PW1) made a statement to that effect.
The statement was tendered and marked as exhibit.

The case continues on 16 January 2012.