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DW2 testifies in alleged cement theft case

Jan 17, 2011, 12:55 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Eliman Jersey, defence witness number two, recently testified in the trial involving Muhammed Cham at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Tabally.

Cham was alleged to have stolen D214, 200, being the proceeds from the sale of 1190 bags of cement, the property of his uncle, Ousman Joof.

In his testimony, the defence witness told the court that he knew the accused person and the complainant, Ousman Joof.

He revealed that the complainant handed over his cement business to the accused, adding that he also bought 70 bags of cement from the accused person, at D178 per bag of cement.

"I bought from the accused the cement bags, when I was building my compound," he told the court.

He further said that, when he later contacted the accused for cement, he (the accused) told him that he was no longer in that business.

The witness alleged that the uncle did not pay the accused, since he was employed.

"I did not know how many bags of cement were handed over to the accused," the defence witness further told the court.

Hearing continues.