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Police Inspector testifies in breaking, stealing case

Aug 28, 2015, 10:11 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The third prosecution witness (PW3), Inspector Omar Sonko, recently testified in the trial involving one Basiru Ceesay, charged with four counts of office-breaking, stealing and escaping from lawful custody, before Magistrate Kijera of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Inspector Sonko told the court that he is a police officer attached to Bakoteh Police Station under the CID unit.

He recognized the accused, and could recall what happened on 11 September 2014.

He said a case file of shop-breaking was received in his office for further investigation, adding that there was no suspect.

On 16 September 2014, while on patrol, the suspect together with other people were arrested, he said, adding that on 17 September 2014, during verbal interrogation of the suspect, he confessed to have been given two flat screens marked Samsung by one Mama Jallow.

According to him, the said Mama Jallow gave the said flat screens to one Mam Sheikh, who was also arrested and confronted about the issue.

Sheikh admitted to giving the flat screens to one Gilly Njie, who was also arrested and the said flat screens were recovered from him.

Sonko further told the court that the said flat screens were stolen from Samba Tako Foreign Exchange Bureau at Bakoteh.

The case was adjourned to 7 September 2015.