Apr 11, 2017, 10:47 AM
Fatou Sanneh testified as the third prosecution witness (PW3), telling the court she is a housewife and that she recognised the accused person.
She recalled the month of September 2011 when she called one of her friends, Haddy Camara, and explained to her that she needed a house for rent.
She told the court Haddy gave her the number of one Musa and she called the said Musa, adding that Musa led her to the house and after discussion with the accused on Musa’s phone the accused told her the house was ready.
“I met with the accused accompanied by my husband, his sister and a friend of my husband,” she told the court, saying the husband counted the money and gave it to her, and she handed over the money to the accused person, which was an amount of D7,500.
The accused wrote a receipt, signed it and she also signed the receipt, she said.
According to her, when the accused opened the door, they found out that the locks were not in order and the accused promised to repair them by deducting from the said amount.
She said few days before the agreed date to move into the house, she started calling the accused on the phone, but it was not going through and she later got him the day they supposed to move to the house.
The accused told her that he had travelled and would be back in four days and would hand over the keys to his neighbour to be collected by them, she said.
PW3 further adduced that she went back to the house to enquire whether the keys had been handed over to the neighbour and she found out that the door was locked.
She said she went back to her house and explained to her husband, to which her husband was annoyed.
She adduced that she and her husband went to the house and they found one Peter, who said to them they would not enter the house. She said they took Peter to the police station.
At the police station, they confirmed that the accused was not the landlord and with the help of the police, the accused was located.
The case continues on 5 December 2012.