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Defence opens in threatening violence case

Aug 28, 2013, 11:00 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Defence opened yesterday in the threatening violence trial involving one Saidou Juma Camara, at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera.

The accused, in his defence, told the court he was the former purchasing officer of the complainant, Joseph McCauley, a Spanish national, and the business premise was located at Sarro.

“I came to know the Spanish national, Joseph, while I was working as a caretaker. The complainant came and told me he was looking for a house to rent,” he said.

“I helped the complainant to have a house where I was working, as a caretaker. He rented the whole compound and he employed me as the security guard for the compound,” he added.

“I continued to live in the house I was occupying before. I served him as the security and also cooked for him, but for the security, I worked for him for seven months, and after two weeks, I stopped cooking while my wife continued to cook,” Camara stated.

DW1 disclosed that after seven months, he was promoted as a purchasing officer of the complainant,” he said, adding that he worked for him for one year, one month, but during this time, he used to live with two men including one Mauritanian national.

He said he also introduced one Muhammed Camara to his former boss.

The case continues.