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Social Security Chief Security Testifies in NTC Theft Case

Jul 29, 2008, 11:00 AM | Article By: By Bakary Samateh

The chief security officer of Social Security and Housing Finance Co-operation, Mr. Mbye Lowe last Thursday testified in the ongoing trial involving five suspects, Bangally Konneh, Tunkang Sanneh, Assan Jobe, and Momodou kujabi.

 In his testimony before the court, Mr. Lowe cast his mind back to the 28 June 2008 at the Social Security when he said he was informed that some watchmen were arrested in connection to the alleged burglary at the NTC Complex.

 He said that after inquiring, he found that they are night watchmen.

He added that when he went around the building he noticed that the ladders, believed to be the ones used by the suspect, belong to Social Security.

 Mr Lowe admitted that he could not remember all the security officers working under him but he recognized the1st and 5th accused persons at the at Banjul Police Station.

 During the cross-examination, the defence counsel, Lawyer Dabore told the witness that all what he said apart from his name and address was not true. Lawyer Darboe further put to the witness that he is trying to implicate the accused persons, but he did not know any thing about the case.

The case was  adjourned to a later dated.

Cadet Inspector Keita stood in for the IGP at the trial.