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Electrical engineer testifies in theft case

Oct 22, 2010, 1:20 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Ibrahim Joof, an electrical engineer working with Gambia Electrical Company Ltd, recently testified in the trial of one Joseph Carol, who is alleged to have stolen by clerk or servant.

Testifying before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, Ibrahim Joof,  the first prosecution witness in the case, told the court that he had been working as electrical engineer at the Gambia Electrical Company where the accused person was under his section for over a year.

According to him, on 26 August 2010, he told the accused to load two fridges on the vehicle with registration number KM 6884 and to take it to Banjul to one Sayerr Joh for repair.

He said the head of the civil work under his section, Muhammed Frank Nickel, came and asked weather there was enough space in his (Joof's) car to load another fridge and he said yes.

Joof further told the court that after loading the fridge, he realised that the two fridges that were to be taken to Banjul were just mounted, but not fixed and ordered Nickel to return the fridges.

He adduced that when he asked the accused about the fridges, he could not give him a specific answer and it was than he called the chief security to accompany him to the workshop.

He said he later discovered that the two additional fridges were without compressors and were not new. The four fridge compressors cost D16,000 and the complexion fridge cost D4,000, amounting to D20,000, he adduced, saying that he later made a statement to that effect.

The case was adjourned till 25 October 2010 for continuation.