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Prosecution witness testifies in conspiracy, stealing case

Mar 9, 2015, 9:29 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The second prosecution witness (PW2), Omar Darboe, recently testified in the trial of Saikou Sillah and Momodou Juldeh Jallow, accused of conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing from a motor vehicle, before Magistrate Gomez of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Darboe told the court that he is a businessman dealing in electronic items, and that he recognized the accused persons.

He recalled that on 27 January 2015, at 3 pm, he received a call from the first accused who told him that he needed him very urgently.

He said he left his shop at Serrekunda and went to meet the accused at Bakoteh, where the accused directed him.

When he got there, he went to a restaurant where the accused directed him, who asked him to sit, which he did.

The accused then called a lady, the owner of the said restaurant, and asked her to produce the telephone, he said, adding that the lady produce the phone and handed it over to the accused.

He explained that the accused then said to him that he wanted to sell the said phone to him at an amount of D7,000, adding that he told the accused that he was having D4,000.

According to Darboe, as he took out the money and started counting, the police officers arrived at the scene and the accused handed the phone to him.

Darboe said he then asked one of the police officers, called Landing, what the matter was, and Landing told him that they were investigating a lost phone.

He said he was later called, and he took out the said phone marked Samsung Galaxy, and Landing received it and said it was the very phone they were looking for.

The case was adjourned to 11 March 2015.