Aug 27, 2013, 11:40 AM
In his testimony, the witness told the court that his name was Salifu Nyang and that he was a police officer with regimental number 1696. He added that he was attached to the CID office of Kairaba Police Station. He stated that he recognised the accused persons, noting that he came to know about them at Kairaba Police Station. He further related that some thing had transpired between him and Lamin Jaiteh who was brought to his office on the said day by ASP Sawaneh who told him to record the cautionary and voluntary statements of Lamin Jaiteh.
He adduced that ASP Sawaneh told him that the accused was an
agent who took money from people who wanted to travel to
Further testifying, the witness revealed that the accused signed the cautionary statement and that the independent witness also signed before he countersigned.
He said he recorded two voluntary statements because there were different charges. He added that he read the charges to the accused, which he accepted in the presence of the independent witness. He adduced that he recorded every thing and that both the accused and the independent witness signed the cautionary statements. He told the court that he also signed the voluntary statements.
Lawyer Surahata Jaiteh, the defence counsel, had some disagreement with ASP Touray concerning the voluntary statements.
The case was then adjourned to 9thJuly 2008, for a preliminary trial. Lawyer Omar Njie was also part of the defence team.