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Malack Chemist case continues

Dec 11, 2009, 10:22 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Following the testimony of Amadou Sowe, who was charged with stealing, it's this time around the turn of the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Touray to cross-examine him.

Testifying under cross-examination, the accused, Amadou Sowe told the court that his mother was involved in an accident in Dakar. He added that he demanded a loan of D17, 000 from Ali Tradulsi and his wife Madam Laila for his mother's treatment.

According to him, at that time he had an amount of money in his bank account but it wasn't actually his own money.

Still testifying under cross examination, the accused informed the court that he withdrew D65, 000 from his account but that wasn't only for Koriteh feast.

According to him, during his detention he was forced by the police to surrender the said amount of money.

He said he withdrew the said amount not because he did not want them to have access to his account. He further adduced that it was not PW1 that paid him salary, but instead Mrs. Madam Laila, the owner of Malack Chemist.

He revealed that he was in charge of accounting, stores, and was a driver, as well as an electrician. He testified that all these positions were stated in his appointment letter and that the person who audits the company is an employee of Malack Chemist. He said at the time of the auditing exercise he was not present as he was under detention.

He went on to say that some piece of information was added to his statement by the police, which he never wrote when he was signing it.  He denied stealing the said amount of D149, 662 as alleged.

The case was adjourned to December 21st 2009.