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Supposed diplomat testifies in court

Dec 14, 2009, 2:09 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The trial of one Micheal Uwadingha, a supposed diplomat who is standing trial for attempting to commit a felony has reached its climax before senior Magistrate Abdoulie Mbacke of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

Testifying before the court, the accused, Micheal Uwadingha told the court that he was in his house when he received a call from his friend one Abdou Cole in the UK, informing him that he should help him to collect the sum of $1500 from his client, one Muhammed Imran Ashraf, being a debt owed to him.

According to him, the complainant told him as to how he should get him to deliver the money and told the complainant to meet him at Senegambia.

When asked by the police as to what type of business he got with the complainant, he said he told them that he was instructed by the complainant's business partner to collect the said $1500, being a debt owed to him.

Further testifying, the accused told the court that the police were beating him with a view of getting him to contact the said Abdou Cole in the UK. He adduced that he was taken to the Kairaba Police Station together with his wife and later to Police Headquarters in Banjul.

He informed the court that the police took his computer before releasing his wife but he denied collecting any money from the complainant.

The case was adjourned to 28th December 2009.