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Defence opens in alleged Balast Nedam Theft Case

Nov 15, 2010, 1:20 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

A security officer working for Balast Nedam Company recently testified in defence of allegation against him at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Kemo Ceesay.

In his testimony, Bun S. Darboe told the court that on 1 May 2010, he was at the campus of Balast Nedam when two men - Ebrima Jammeh and Fabakary Ceesay - came with a police officer and picked him up with a vehicle.

Darboe said on arrival at Jah oil station, the men stopped the vehicle and informed him that there was a theft at Balast Nedam, before taken him to the Brikama Police Station.

"At the police station I was taken to the CID office where I was asked what I was doing at Balast Nedam and I told them I was a security officer," Darboe explained.

"The CID officer told me that there was a theft in the company and I was the suspect and I told them that I did not know anything about the theft."

He also said the following day he was taken from Brikama Police Station to Yundum Police Station where he was informed by a CID officer that the alleged stolen article was recovered and they would like to know whether he knew who stole the said article.

He said: "I told the CID officer that I did not know, and I was later given police bail. I also gave my statement at the Brikama Police Station."

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