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Defence opens in theft case

Jan 14, 2011, 1:35 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

The criminal theft case involving one Ebrima Kanteh continued recently at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate Kemo Ceesay.

In his defence, the accused, Ebrima Kanteh, told the court that on 28 October 2010, he was selling at the Brikama Market when he met with two other people who were also selling cloth.

He said he bought some tye and dye cloth from the two people selling in order to resell them, because he also "does the same business".

The accused further explained that on 29 October 2010, he went to Janbangjelly to resell his cloths, when a woman came and told him she wanted to buy some cloth but her friend had gone for the money.

"While I was waiting, six people came to where I was selling and one of the women told me that they were the owner of the cloths, adding that one man among the six identified himself as a police officer," he explained.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Brikama Police Station, he said.

The case at that juncture was adjourned till 17 January 2011.