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Defence applies to recall witness in driver’s trial

Jan 17, 2014, 10:47 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

When the case involving Ensa Saidy, a driver, who was charged with stealing from a motor vehicle, was mentioned on 16 January 2014, before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, Sergeant 335 Nying rose and told the court she was representing the IGP.

Lawyer Omar Njie then stood up and announced his representation for the accused person.

He said he was just coming into the case, adding that he thought the case was a fresh matter.

Counsel Njie stated that he was made to understand that the first prosecution witness, Yunus Komma, had testified.

He therefore applied under Section 123 of the CPC to recall the witness for cross-examination.

His application was granted by Magistrate Bojang, who adjourned the case till 29 January 2014, after the prosecutor said she had no objection.

The particulars of offence stated that the accused, Ensa Saidy, on 8 November 2013, at Kairaba Shopping Centre, in the Kanifing Municipality, stole from a motor vehicle registration number BJL 6030C, the following items: one bag, a laptop, a passport, an air ticket, a note pad phone, a digital camera, an eye glass, a battery, a charger, a calculator translator, and the total value is 3,600 Euros and cash of D49,000, being the property of Yunus Komma, and thereby committed an offence.