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Defence opens in suspected stolen property case

Feb 2, 2011, 12:52 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

A man charged with receiving stolen property recently opened his defence at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Abeke

Testifying, the accused, Goroji Camara, told the court that three days before the Tobaski feast he went to Abuko to buy a ram.

He said he bought three rams and a sheep and put them on the boot of his vehicle, adding that he was stopped at Farato police checkpoint and was asked of the vehicle documents.

“I provided them with the vehicle document and they asked me to tell them what was in the boot of vehicle and I told them my rams,” he added.

He said he was asked to pack his vehicle and later referred to the Brikama Police Station because they said they were suspected stolen property.

Camara revealed that the rams were at the Brikama Police Station for more than a month and nobody came to claim ownership.

He maintained that he bought the rams for Tobaski.

The case continues.