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Narcotic officer testifies in court

Jul 2, 2010, 1:07 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty

One Mamour Bittaye, a resident of New Yundum Village recently testified at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate J.A. Effim, as the second prosecution witness in the criminal trial of obstructing a police officer, while in the due execution of their duties involving Ebou Bojang and Edrisa Bojang.

In his testimony, PW2 informed the court that he is a narcotic officer attached to new Yundum Police Station, and that he recognised all the accused persons.

According to him, on 14th May 2010, at around 12: 52pm he left the police station for Lamin Village with detective 1st Class Saihou Joof, NCA3 Tamba, IOW Jallow and Lamin Manneh, a Fire Service Officer to a compound called Bojang Kunda, where they suspected of drug dealing.

PW2 testified that upon their arrival at the said compound, they met the accused persons with other boys, and identified themselves to the boys as narcotic officers.

Mr. Bittaye said they searched the boys and nothing was found in their possession. He adduced that they wanted to enter into the house of the 2nd accused, Edrisa Bojang, but refused them entry.

Further testifying, PW2 told the court that as they forced their way to search, the second accused started using abusive words on them by insulting their mothers.

He said after the search they wanted to arrest him, but he insisted and fought them together with his brother, Ebou Bojang, the 1st accused.

Consequently, he added they arrested them and took them to New Yundum Police Station where they were cautioned and charged with the offence committed.