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PW2 testifies in alleged theft case

Feb 7, 2014, 9:49 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The alleged mobile theft case involving one Samba Barry recently proceeded at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera, with the second prosecution witness.

The witness told the court he could recognize the accused, and he knew the reason he was in court. He also recalled the day the incident happened.

“I was in the next house where the alleged stealing occurred, and at that time, I was in my house. I heard the complainant talking and walking out of his house; that was the time I got the information that someone had snatched a cell phone from his house,” he said.

He added that the said cell phone did not belong to the complainant but was brought to his house for charging.

PW2 further stated that the accused was chased and apprehended by them with the help of other people, and he was taken to the police station.

The phone was found in his possession, he said, adding that nobody had inflicted torture on the accused, who, he stated, admitted stealing the said phone at the police station.

He added that he the witness had given his statement to the police and if he saw the statement he would be able to recognize it.

He identified the statement when it was shown to him and the statement was admitted in evidence as exhibit without any objection from the accused.

The case was at that juncture adjourned for cross-examination.