Jun 9, 2009, 7:54 AM
One Gorra Faal was recently arraigned before magistrate Kayode of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, charged with obtaining money by false pretence, a charge he denied.
In his testimony, the PW1 (Musa Reda) told the court that he is an employee of Continental Commodity, as a storekeeper and that he recognised the accused person.
According to him, the accused had approached him and told him that he wanted 1000 packets of spaghetti, which he delivered to him, who in turn gave him Access Bank's cheque amounting to D222, 500.
Further testifying, the prosecution witness told the court that the accused told him to wait for two weeks after which he can go and cash the money from the said bank.
He added that after two weeks he went to cash the cheque at the said bank, but the cheque was dishonoured and was told that the accused has no money in his account.
He told the court that the accused paid only D15, 000 to him and that efforts were made to contact the accused, but to no avail.
According to him, he reported the matter to the police station where his statement was recorded.
The prosecutor then tendered the delivery note and the rejected cheque in court as exhibits.
Also testifying, PW2 Musa Cham informed the court that he is a Marketing Manager of BS Trading and could recall on the month of October 2009.
He testified that the accused came to his working place and requested for 1000 buckets of mayoinise. He said the accused had given him a cheque for D383, 750, in return for the requested items.
He revealed that the accused further told him to wait for two weeks, after which he can go and collect the money at the Access Bank.
At the bank, he stated the cheque was rejected and was told that the accused has no money in his account. He said later the accused's uncle gave him D40, 000.
According to him, efforts were made to trace the accused but he was no where to be found. Consequently, he said the matter was reported to the police station.
The prosecutor as exhibits then tendered the rejected cheque and delivery note in court.
The case was the adjourned to 3rd June 2010 for defence.