Jun 23, 2009, 7:29 AM
Inspector Sonko told the court he was attached to the Central Store as a storekeeper and he could recognise the accused, kebba Ceesay.
He adduced that on 5 April 2013, as he was coming from the mosque on a Friday and arriving at a junction, he met with his brother’s wife who appealed to him to go to their compound and resolve the problem as there was a conflict in Badjie Kunda.
“I went into the compound and found people talking and I asked them what happened,” he explained.
Designated as prosecution witness three (PW3), Inspector Sonko added that he met with police officers at the main entrance of Badjie Kunda and they asked him if they heard there was a conflict at Badjie Kunda.
“I told them that it has been resolved. I later received a call from the Tallinding Police Station to give a statement in connection with the case, which I did,” he said.
Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Inspector Sonko told the court he did not find the accused at the compound called Badjie Kunda.
He added that the name Kebba on the statement was not a mistake, as the accused was commonly called Kebba Demba.
At that juncture, the prosecutor announced the closure of their case.
The case was then adjourned till 21 August 2013, for the defence counsel to make a no-case-to answer submission.