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GACEM Theft Case Resumes

Sep 24, 2008, 8:52 AM

The GACEM theft case involving Ebrima Ndow, GACEM Staff, and Katim Ceesay resumed on the 23rdSeptember, 2008 before senior Magistrate Abdoulai Mbacke ofthe Kanifing Magistrates' court.

The two accused were first arraigned on the 6thAugust, 2008, for allegedly stealing on the 9thJune, 2008 at GACEM 150 bags of cement, valued at D36,750, being the property of one Oumie Marena. They denied the charge.

To prove his case, Sub-Inspector Fadera called his second witness, Sulayman Camara, to testify.

In his testimony, the witness told the court that on the 9thJune, 2008, he and the complainant, Oumie Marena, went to buy 150 bags of cement at GACEM. He adduced that upon arrival, the first accused, Ebrima Ndow, approached and asked them what they wanted. He revealed that they told the first accused why they were there.

He further stated that the first accused went with them to the cashier and paid for the bags of cement. He narrated that the cashier gave the complainant a receipt and also issued another receipt to the first accused. He went on to say that the first accused promised that he would deliver the bags of cement at the complainant's residence at Farato on the very day that the bags were bought or the following day. He continued to say that the complainant waited for the first accused to deliver the bags of cement but never turned up.

He indicated that the complainant went back to GACEM to look for the first accused buthe could not be found. He adduced that he himself went to GACEM after he was called by the complainant who informed him that the first accused could not be found. He said he went round to look for the first accused but could not find him.

He finally stated that he went to the Kanifing Estate Police station and recorded his statement.

The case was adjourned to the 13thOctober, 2008, for continuation.