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Father cross-examined in son’s trial

Apr 23, 2014, 9:27 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Hamidou Bah, who earlier testified, was recently cross-examined in the theft case involving his son, Abdoulie Bah, before Magistrate Saikou Fatty of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

Under cross-examination by the prosecutor, the witness told the court he knew the charges against his son, because he was told by his son he was charged with stealing.

He said he did not know the complainant in the case, adding that he told the court he once found the complainant in his compound but he did not know him.

Asked by the prosecutor as to what types of items were found in the house of the accused, the witness said the types of items found in the house of the accused were antenna and stereo, and those things belonged to the accused himself.

“I gave him D100 which he used to buy these things,” he said, adding that he knew when the police came to search the house of the accused they found nothing in his house.

It was put to him that when the police went to the house of the accused some pieces of items were found in a container, but the witness replied that even the accused said the items found in his container belonged to the complainant was not true.

He added that the time the complainant was moving into the house, he had nothing.

The antenna was not stolen from the complainant’s house as it was from his house, he said, adding that the accused’s house was part of his house.

“My son did not steal anything from the complainant. There is a fence between my house and the compound in which the complainant lived, because when the complainant came to me he made two different statements,” he said.

The case continues.