Sep 19, 2008, 6:00 AM
Inspector Mballow recently called one of the prosecution witnesses, Ali Slour, who testified against Ensa Badjie, who is charged with stealing a vehicle and four car engines, a charge he denied.
Testifying before Magistrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, the witness told the court that he is a mechanic and works at State House.
He narrated that he lives in Fajara and knows the accused at the Kanilai Farm Garage, and that the accused was responsible for the garage.
He further stated that the Kanilai Farm Garage is not in operation, because the President had ordered its closure.
He added that the President ordered Commander Njie at State House to close down the garage and take an inventory of the garage.
He went on to tell the court that one Siaka Jammeh was also with them, but they did carry out the inventory.
He testified that during the taking of the inventory, the accused was in charge of the garage.
He further indicated that he put in writing the inventory they prepared.
At this juncture, a document showing the inventory was given to him to go through and another inventory of the rice store, which he said, he had prepared.
Inspector Mballow applied to tender the documents as exhibits which was granted by the presiding Magistrate.
The case was subsequently adjourned to 8th June, 2010, for the accused to cross-examine the witness.