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Tallinding man testifies in alleged theft case

Aug 21, 2015, 10:48 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

A Tallinding resident, Malang Manneh, recently testified in the trial involving one Haruna Manneh, accused of stealing at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate E. Jaiteh.

Designated as the third prosecution witness (PW3), Malang Manneh told the court that on 28 August 2012, he was at home when one Mr Leigh called him and the accused person for them to meet him at his factory.

He went with the accused to meet the complainant at his factory, and the complainant told them that the dollar had gone down and he needed to change dollars and wanted to go with him, the witness, and the accused person to the Serrekunda Market to change the dollars.

Upon their arrival at the Serrekunda Market, they went to one Fula man while the complainant was the one holding his money, he said.

The complainant gave the dollars to the Fula man and told him that it was US$10,000, he said, adding that the Fula man counted the money and told the complainant that it was US$7,700 not US$10,000.

The complainant told the Fula man to allow him to check himself maybe he left the remaining money in his bag, he told the court, adding that the complainant checked himself, but he did not see any money in his bag.

He said the complainant then told him, the witness, and the accused person together with him to go back to his house; that it might be he had left the remaining money in his house.

At the complainant’s house, he added, the complainant went inside his house, came out and told them that there was no money in his house.

He said he did not hear anything concerning the said dollars until 2015, when he was called at the Brikama police to give his statement about the said dollars.