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PW 2 Testifies in False Money Trial

Feb 13, 2009, 5:40 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Mr. Malick Ceesay, a taxi driver, testified on the 10th February 2009 in the criminal trial involving three accused persons namely Charles Lawson, Amadou Watera and Ebrima Danso at the Bundung Magistrates' court before Magistrate Kumba Sillah Camara.

Mr. Ceesay in his evidence told the court that he could recall the 24th December 2007, when he was driving within Bakoteh. He said the 1st accused Charles Lawson stopped him and told him that he wanted a town trip to go to Bakoteh, adding he took the 1st accused to where he wanted to go, and was paid D100.

PW2 further stated that when he used his torch to check the money, he realized that the dalasi notes were fake, revealing that the accused went to the Bakoteh petrol station where some people told them that the money were fake notes. He adducedthat when he and the accused went on to the road side they saw a police vehicle which he stopped and reported the matter to them. He said it was there the accused person was arrested and taken to Bakoteh police station.

The case was adjourned to the 24th February 2009.