May 12, 2011, 3:42 PM
Cadet Inspector Mballow on the 29th December, 2008, called his second witness, Haddy Ceesay, executive housekeeper at Kombo Beach Hotel, to testify against Marc Maurice Alfred Vanmaldegum, who was charged with conspiring with others at large to defeat the course of justice by communicating with Charles Andrew Northfield, an accused person in the case of The State Vs Carnegie Minerals, knowing him to have absconded from trial.
The accused was also charged with preventing the execution of a legal process by communicating with the said Charles Northfield.
The witness, Haddy Ceesay, told the court that she was working at Kombo Beach Hotel as the executive housekeeper and that she has been working at the hotel for 25 years.
She stated that she knew the accused for a year and that he is the operations manager.
She adduced that she is the boss of the room-maids and she supervises them. She revealed that she could remember
She indicated that she could recall
She added that on
She went on to say that she asked Adama Sarr to go with her to the room and they found the door unlocked. She indicated that they opened the door and found the accused in the room. She stated that she asked the accused what he was doing in the room but he told her that Charles Northfield asked him to open the safe and take the items from it. She adduced that the accused also told her that it was Charles Northfield who asked him to share the items among the hotel staff. She stated that she went back to her boss and told him what happened.
She further said that on
Asked by the defence counsel, Badou Conteh, why she waited after two days and reported the matter to her boss. She answered that it was their procedure. Still under cross-examination, she was asked whether she was not aware that Charles Northfield was involved in a court case. She said she was not aware. But the defence counsel put it to her that in her statement, she stated that she read in newspaper that Charles Northfield was involved in a court case.
The case was adjourned to