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Defence opens impersonation case

May 20, 2011, 2:31 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

One Gorgi Camara, who is standing trial for alleged impersonation, on Wednesday opened his defence at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Edward Singhateh.

In his defence testimony, the accused person told the court that he went to the Brikama Police Station to collect his money from one police officer, who bought his sheep.

He said that while waiting outside, with his friend one Abdou Camara, two boys came and sat near them, and saw them bring out cannabis from a nylon bag and started smoking it.

According to him, he said he told the two boys to stop smoking cannabis because the place was near the police station, adding that one of the boys insulted his mother.

Still testifying, he told the court that it was then his friend intervened, and the other boy too assaulted his friend with a broken bottle.

He said the boys later ran away, but they managed to apprehend one of them and took him to the police, adding that upon his arrival at the police station, he was charged with impersonation.

He said the police told him that he should not have arrested the boy, because he (the accused) was not a police officer.

Still in his defence, he told the court that his friend was later taken to the health centre for treatment and was issued with a medical certificate.

The medical certificate was later tendered and admitted as a defence exhibit.

The case was adjourned to 31 May 2011.