Mar 15, 2010, 10:47 AM
The case of purchasing fake currency notes involving one Emmanuel Cole continued yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Tabally.
It continued with the testimony of the first prosecution witness (PW1), Sulayman Njie.
Njie told the court he works in a Foreign Exhange Bureau at Palma Rima Beach and could recognise the accused person.
He said he recalled 24 November 2012, adding that he was in his office when the accused came and asked for exchange rate of the dollar and he told him it was D31.
The accused asked him whether D31 a dollar was the best rate and he replied to him in the positive, he said.
The accused pulled out a 100-dollar note from his wallet and placed it on the counter for exchange, he explained, saying he asked the accused where he got the money but the accused did not respond.
He told the accused that the said dollars were fake notes and would not return it to him, as he was going to tear it, but the accused insisted.
Mr Njie said he called one man who was standing near his office and they took the accused to the police checkpoint and handed him over to one Salieu Jawo, a PIU officer.
A statement was brought to him, which he filled and sent back to them.
Hearing was adjourned until 16 January 2013.