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Photographer testifies in willful damage to property case

Apr 13, 2015, 10:31 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

One Ansuma Ceesay, a photographer at Brikama, Wednesday testified at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Isatou Janneh in the trial involving one Momodou Krubally, accused of willful damage to property

The particulars of the offence stated that the accused, Momodou Krubally, on 3 February 2015, at Dasilameh village, in Kombo Central of the West Coast Region, willfully and unlawfully destroyed the erected fence of one Babally Bojang, and thereby committed an offence.

In his testimony, Ansuma Ceesay told the court that he recognised the accused person, adding that on 6 February 2015, while he was at his workshop, the complainant, Tabally Bojang, came and told him he needed a picture.

He went with Tabally Bojang to the said village in Dasilameh and took him to the fence, which was demolished by the accused person, and took three pictures of the demolished fence.

At that juncture, the police prosecutor, Chief Inspector Camara, showed him the three pictures and he identified them.

The prosecutor applied to tender the said pictures as exhibits.

However, the accused person objected to the tendering of the pictures on the grounds that the damages that the pictures indicated were more than the damages at the scene.

His objection was overruled and the said pictures were admitted by the court and marked as exhibits.

Under cross-examination by the accused, the witness stated that he took the pictures on 6 February, which was not the day the incident happened.

The accused person put it to him that the incident happened on 6 February but the witness replied in the negative.

It was further put to him that the damaged which were on the pictures, were more than the damages that happened at the incident, but the witness replied in the negative, saying the damages in the pictures showed the damages that happened at the scene .

The matter was adjourned till 30 April 2015.