Apr 12, 2012, 1:31 PM
The case of obtaining money by false pretence involving Modou Lamin Gaye, Modou Jallow, Alasanna Dumbuya and Mustapha Barrow proceeded recently at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Ebrima Kijera.
The case continued with the testimony of the fifth prosecution witness (PW5).
Samba Mbowe, a gold and jewellery smith, told the court that he knew one Momodou Musa Kora, as their fathers were friends.
PW5 adduced that in 2010, a police officer came to him with one Modou Jallow to his workshop with a nylon bag and he was asked to test the contents of the bag.
He said after testing it, he discovered that it was bronze, and not gold, and he was asked to write a statement to that effect, which he did.
Asked whether he could recognise the statement, he replied in the positive, adding that he did not test the two small pieces of gold.
Mbowe stated that he could distinguish between gold and bronze.
The witness was then asked to come along with his scale and his lens to prepare to read the statement he wrote, and for the scale for weighing.
The case was then adjourned for continuation of hearing.