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Obtaining goods by false pretence case continues

Jan 9, 2015, 11:06 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The second prosecution witness (PW2), Momodou Lamin Jallow, recently testified in the trial involving one Ebou Jobe, accused of obtaining goods by false pretence before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Jallow told the court that he is a police officer attached to Serrekunda West Police Post under general duties.

He recognized the accused and could recall what happened on 12 November 2014, at around 1900 hours.

He was on duty at the charge office when a complaint was received from one Essa Nying, who came with the accused, escorted by a police officer.

Officer Jallow explained that the complainant, Essa Nying, informed them that he gave the accused gas bottles together with cooking items to sell and, after selling them converted the money to his own use.

According to officer Jallow, cautionary and voluntary statements were obtained from the accused in the presence of an independent witness, who signed, the accused thumb-printed and he (Jallow) signed.

He said nothing was recovered from the accused, and no money was paid to the complainant.

Hearing continues on 19 January 2015.