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Judgement set in motor vehicle theft case

May 3, 2013, 10:38 AM | Article By: Alieu Bobb

Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court Tuesday adjourned the motor vehicle theft case involving one Omar Keita, a Senegalese national, for judgement.

This followed the narration of the facts of the case by the prosecuting officer.

Stating the facts of the case, the prosecuting officer, Sgt 335 Nying, stated that it happened in February 2013, at Kotu.

She said the accused person was given the vehicle for maintenance by the complainant, Saikou Secka, adding that after the maintenance, the accused person kept the vehicle for one month.

The accused later decided to take the vehicle to Binjona Village, in Casamance, without the consent of the complainant, she narrated.

She further narrated that the accused person later sold the vehicle with registration number BJL 0882 G marked Peugeot 405 white colour private valued at D80,000.

Three months later, the complainant did not see the accused neither the vehicle, she narrated, adding that the complainant started to search for the accused person.

The complainant was informed that the accused was back from Casamance, but had transferred to Tallinding Farokono, the prosecutor narrated.

She said the complainant informed the police about it and was accompanied by a police officer to the residence of the accused person where he was arrested and taken to Kotu Police Station.

The accused admitted the facts narrated as the truth.

Meanwhile, the accused was granted court bail of D250,000 with two Gambian sureties.

The case was then adjourned till 6 May 2013, for judgement.