Dec 7, 2010, 1:32 PM
The trial of Batch Jobe and Tijan Cole continued recently at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Babucarr Secka.
Batch Jobe and Tijan Cole are standing trial on charges of stealing from a person and assault.
1st Class 4101 Landing Saidykhan, the second prosecution witness, told the court that he is a police officer attached to Wellingara Police Station and that he recognized the accused persons.
"On 23 November 2010, I was on duty when the complainant came to report at the station that he had been attacked by a group of boys who took his bicycle and money," Officer Saidykhan testified.
"I was then assigned by officer commanding to locate the accused persons together with the complainant. We went to a compound where we met the 1st accused, Batch Jobe, standing in the compound gate and the complainant identified him as being among those who attacked him," he explained.
He said the accused was subsequently arrested and taken to the Wellingara Police Station where he was cautioned and charged with the offence committed.
Also testifying, the third prosecution witness, Landing L.M. Camara, told the court that he is a CID officer attached to Wellingara Police Station and that he recognised the accused persons.
He said that on 23 November 2010, he was on duty when his station officer, Sgt Conteh, asked him to obtain statement from the 1st accused person, which he did.
In his testimony the third prosecution witness, Ebrima Nyang, told the court that he lives at Wellingara and he is a driver.
He said that on 23 November 2010, he went to visit his friend, the 1st accused, who was sick, when a police officer and one Nigerian man came and arrested them.
Nyang added that at the station, they were informed that the complainant reported that he was attacked by some boys who took his bicycle and money. He later made his statement, he said.
The case was at that juncture adjourned until 16 March 2011.