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Gardener cross-examined in theft case

Mar 1, 2013, 9:55 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Yaya Touray, who served as the first prosecution witness in the theft case involving one Babucarr Darbo, was recently cross-examined at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Babucarr Secka.

Touray, who said she is a gardener, told the court she recognised the accused person, Babucarr Darboe, because the accused came into her room at a time when every place in the room was bright.

She further stated that she was among the persons who chased the accused person, while he was holding her husband’s handbag running with it.

She admitted under cross-examination that was her first time to see the accused person, adding that the accused person was apprehended at a place just after two compounds from their own compound, and was later brought back to her house with the bag.

She also admitted that she was not present when the accused person was being arrested by the people who chased him.

“I was called at the Banjulinding Police Station where I gave a statement,” she said.

Meanwhile, the accused person had again applied for bail on the grounds that his wife is pregnant, and there was nobody to help her.

He said he himself was currently suffering from an eye pain and appealed to the court to grant him bail.

However, the trial magistrate, after going through the court records, found that the accused person was earlier granted bail by his predecessor, but he could not fulfill the bail condition.

He then informed the accused person that he would not change the bail condition imposed on him by his predecessor.

The case continues.

The case continues.