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Prosecution witnesses testify in jewellery case

Dec 24, 2009, 12:29 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Two prosecution witnesses Aji Sally Sanyang and Sarka Muhamed Omar testified before senior magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke in a case about the alleged theft of jewellery from a dwelling house located at the Kanifing Estate.

The accused are Ndey Korka Ndong, who was earlier arraigned along with Aji Kumba Ndure for allegedly stealing jewellery. Aji Kumba Ndure was subsequently convicted following her plea of guilt.

In her testimony on Wednesday 23rd December 2009 at the Kanifing Magistrates Court, Aji Sally Sanyang said she is a student and lives in Kanifing Estate. She said the complainant, Aji Sukai Secka-Sanyang, is her mother.

She told the court what she knew in the case involving the theft sometime in September 2009 of her mother's jewellery box from their house located in Kanifing Estate, and how she helped in identifying Aji Kumba Ndure one of the accused at the Kanifing Estate police station.
Sarka Muhamed Oumar the next witness is a goldsmith by profession who lives in Latrikunda Sabiji and has a workshop located at Latrikunda German.

He narrated that the accused came to his workshop on 15th September 2009, when they brought a plastic bag containing jewels, and told him that they were selling the jewels.

Omar said he introduced them to his friend, one Saja Njie, of Banjul where later Saja produced D208,000 and gave it to the accused, who handed the jewels to him.

Omar testified further that on 17th September 2009, a CID officer, the complainant and the accused came to his workshop where he confirmed that the accused had sold him jewels.

After that, he said, the accused persons along with Saja were all arrested and taken to the Kanifing Estate police station.

The case continues.