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Robbery suspect opens defence

May 13, 2013, 10:43 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Robbery suspect Bubacarr Drammeh, who is standing trial alongside one Muhammed Jabbi, opened his defence before Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

In his testimony, the accused Bubacarr Drammeh told the court he was a businessman who used to purchase secondhand clothing and resell them.

Drammeh, who said he lives in Kunkujang village, denied the allegation that he and his co-accused had robbed PW2, Halimatou Jallow.

DW2 told the court that he only came to know the 1st accused in the police cell at old Yundum Police Station, saying nothing had transpired between him and the complainant.

He also said that nothing had transpired between him and the 1st accused person, Muhammed Jabbi, explaining that on 14 May 2012,  two officers from Old Yundum Police Station met him and told him he was needed at the station.

He added that after arresting him, he was placed in the cell till 12 pm at night.

Still testifying, DW2 said: “I was beaten up and when Camara insulted me, I reciprocated and that was why I was put in cell. I did not even know the reason as to why I was arrested. I have never threatened PW2 with a knife, and I have never robbed her.”

The case continues.