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Prosecution witness testifies in willful damage to property case

Mar 25, 2015, 11:04 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The third prosecution witness, Kora Ceesay, of Brikama Dasilameh Monday testified in the trial involving one Momodou Krubally, accused of willful damage to property at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Isatou Janneh.

In his testimony, Ceesay told the court that on 3 February 2015, he was in his compound at Brikama Dasilameh when one drug squad officer came together with the PIU officer and asked for Kawsu Bojang, by then Kawsu was at the bathroom.

He said when Kawsu heard that some people were asking for him, he came out from the bathroom to answer them.

According to him, when Kawsu came out from the bathroom was the time the alkalo of Dasilameh village also arrived in the said compound.

Kawsu identified himself to the officers and the officers told him one Binta Jallow had lodged a complaint at the police station and he should go with them to the site, he said.

Ceesay further told the court that the village alkalo, PW2, PW1 and himself together with the officers went to the site and upon their arrival, one Ismaila Sambou came together with the accused person, Momodou Krubally, on their vehicle.

He said Ismaila was very annoyed and he told one Tabally Bojang, the first prosecution witness: “Why you and your brother are following me?”

He added that there was an exchange of words and the accused then jumped from the vehicle and hit him on the chest.

The accused later went to the fence and pushed it down, he said, adding that the officers then told them to go with them to Dasilameh Police Station, because the incident happened in their presence.

At the police station, he said, the PIU officers explained all what had happened  at the site, because it was in their presence and he also gave his statement at the Dasilameh Police Station, and they were later referred to the Brikama Police Station.

The case was adjourned till 31 March 2015.