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Theft trial opens

Aug 17, 2011, 3:14 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The trial commenced of one Abdoulie Jeng who is being tried for theft at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jallow.

Testifying for the prosecution, Binta Saidy told the court that she recognised the accused and could recall June 2011.

She said the accused came to her compound and said he was a tailor and was asked by one Ndey to come and collect some pieces of cloth to sew for her.

“I gave the accused three pieces of cloth and D110,” she revealed, adding that one day she passed by the accused’s shop, but was told that the accused did not go to the shop.

She said she later told Ndey that the person she asked her to give the pieces of cloth to was nowhere to be seen, of which she said Ndey replied in the negative.

She said the accused was later spotted at a programme in Latrikunda German, adding that when she confronted him about the pieces of cloth, the accused told her that they were in one of the shops.

She said she later reported the matter to the Latrikunda German Police Post and the accused was arrested and taken to Manjai Police Station where her statement was recorded.

The charge sheet revealed that in June 2011, at Kotu, in the Kanifing Municipality, the accused, Abdoulie Jeng, fraudulently converted three pieces of cloth and hundred and ten dalasi (D110), being the money given to him for the sewing of the said pieces of cloth, which he never did and instead disappeared.

Jeng was granted court bail of D3,000 with a Gambian surety with an ID card.

Hearing continues on 18 August 2011.