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Maid arraigned for jewellery theft

Aug 16, 2013, 10:50 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

A woman called Isatou Ceesay was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Jobarteh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing from a dwelling house.

She admitted to the charge and was granted court bail of D50,000, with two Gambian sureties each who must swear to an affidavit of means and deposit their ID cards.

The case was then adjourned till 21 August 2013, for judgement.

The facts of the case as narrated by the prosecuting officer, 1st Class 3084 Ceesay, stated that it happened on 1 August 2013, at Kotu, in the Kanifing Municipality.

The accused was a maid to the complainant, Fatoumatta Bayo, and they were staying in the same house.

The complainant then suspected that her jewelleries were stolen and she asked the accused who denied it.

The complainant reported the matter to the police station which led to the arrest of the accused person, who confessed of stealing the jewelleries during the investigation and sold it to a man at the Serrekunda Market.

She was escorted by the officers to the market but the man was nowhere to be found with the jewelleries.

She was later charged with the offence committed.

According to the charge sheet read in court, the accused, Isatou Ceesay, on 1 August 2013, at Serrekunda, in the Kanifing Municipality, stole from the dwelling house of one Fatoumatta Bayo, the following: eleven gold bangles, one gold necklace and a pair of gold earring, all being the property of the said Fatoumatta Bayo.