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Defence opens in alleged receiving of stolen property case

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

In his evidence-in-chief, the accused person said he bought the cattle from one Bamba, a herdsman at Mandinareng village, but did not know that Bamba was not the owner of the cattle.

He said it was at the Banjulinding Police Station that he came to know that Bamba was not the owner of the cattle, and Bamba also did not tell him that the cattle was stolen.

Jarju also told the court that it was at the police station that he came to know the owner of the said bull, because the complainant came to the police station.

He added that he wanted to negotiate with the complainant at the police station for him to pay the said bull, but the complainant did not accept.

Under cross-examination by the police prosecutor 3999 Secka, the accused person told the court that he is farmer and also a cattle dealer.

He added that he did not even know Bamba, it was one Momodou who introduced him to Bamba because Momodou was his herdsman for a long time.

The police prosecutor put it to him that the cattle bought was stolen, but the accused maintained he did not know that.

Hearing continues.