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PW2 testifies in court

Sep 8, 2010, 12:42 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The trial of one Sheikh Sowe who was charged with obtaining money by false pretence continued on Monday 6th September 2010 before Magistrate Secka of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

It was the turn of the second prosecution witness (PW2), one Hussein Weizani, to testify and he told the court that he is a businessman. Weizani said he knows the accused person, and knew him when he was running a project called Vehicle Technical Training Centre.

He added that the accused gave him two foreign cheques from France bearing his (PW2) name in order to finance the project in which the accused was supposed to be a partner.

PW2 further adduced that the accused person asked him to help him with some money, before the cheques are cleared.

He told the court that he presented the said cheques to Access Bank with a face value of 48, 000 and 228,000 Euros respectively, which he added were credited to his current account.

He was credited due to the business links he has with the bank, he continued.

PW2 further told the court that the said cheques were not cleared, and that he was later told that the cheques were not valid, and that his account was debited with the corresponding amount that was credited.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Mballow, applied to tender receipts of payment made by the witness to the accused person in Senegal.

However, the accused objected to the two receipts, arguing that he does not know the recipients of the said cheques. He then applied for an adjournment to enable his counsel go through the cheques he had objected to.

Subsequently, his application was granted, and the case was adjourned to 14th September 2010.