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Witness testifies in alleged theft case

Oct 14, 2011, 2:13 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

One Lamin Ceesay recently testified against Muctarr Bah at the Kanifing Magistrate Court.
He told the court the accused was shown to him on 30 May 2011 and was arrested and taken to Serrekunda Police Station where he admitted the offence.

According to the witness, the accused said that on that day, he was from his uncle’s home where he spent the previous night.

He said the accused also told him that he lives in Brikama and that he came to Serrekunda Market to buy some shoes for resale.

Meanwhile the accused had also on the same day opened his defence.

In his defence, the accused, Muctarr Bah, told the court the witnesses met him at a garage where he was waiting for a vehicle to proceed to Banjul, hence he could not get the kind of shoes he needed to purchase at Serrekunda Market.

The accused further said that he was slapped by the third witness, Lamin Ceesay, who twisted and bit his hand causing him to bleed before snatching D2,620 which was in his hand.

 He said he knew nothing of what he was accused of and that was his first time of seeing them as he never knew them.

He was accused, arrested and taken to the station, he explained, saying he could not understand the language they were speaking because he could not speak it.

He said that whenever he asked them what happened, they would not respond, and that he never knew the place called Bakau Farokono.

The case was then adjourned till 24 October 2011.