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PW2 testifies in theft and house-breaking case

Nov 14, 2014, 10:31 AM | Article By: Fatou Jallow

One Alhagie Sowe recently testified in the trial of one Lamin Saidy, who was accused of stealing and house-breaking at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Modou Njie.

Sowe said he did not recognize the accused person, but could recall what happened on 11 October 2014, when a thief broke into his house and took a bag containing his laptop, digital camera, his business cards and files, his phone and his elder brother’s phone, HTC brand, which was placed at a table near the bag.

He reported the matter to Bundung Police Station, and was accompanied by CID officers to visit the scene, and his statement was later taken.

He and the CID officers were able to track the HTC phone through Comium, but could not trace the person with the phone.

They also went to Africell, where they were able to trace all the incoming and outgoing calls made through the phone, he said.

Those numbers were taken, and following a search, they came across a man who confessed that the phone was sold to him by one Lamin Saidy, he added.

The man was taken to court, and said he could trace the accused person, Sowe added. After two days, Sowe was informed by the police that the suspect was in police custody, and called the elder brother and told him.

On their arrival at the station, his elder brother recognized the accused person and even called him by his name; and the accused also called him by his name.

The case was adjourned to 19 November 2014, for more witnesses to testify.