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Witness testifies in burglary case

Jul 11, 2014, 9:40 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

One Aisha Leigh, a prosecution witness, Wednesday testified in the trial involving Mustapha Janneh and Karamo Njie, who were accused on three counts of conspiracy to commit felony, burglary and receiving stolen property, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Aisha told the court she is the marketing executive at Aris Printing and she recognised the 2nd accused, Karamo Njie, who is a tenant in their compound.

She recalled that on 4 April 2014, at around 6 a.m., she had a knock on her door and when she opened the door, she saw the 2nd accused with a flat screen TV.

She said the accused asked her whether she had a key to her kitchen and she told him she had left the key in her office, adding that the accused asked her to keep it for him in her house. Aisha further explained that when she asked the accused for what she should keep the item for him, the accused told her he would take it later in the day.

According to her, she went to the shop to buy something before going to work and when she came back, she met the 2nd accused’s mother and sister discussing, and she asked what was the matter and they told her the police came to arrest the 2nd accused as he had stolen a TV.

She said she told them the accused had kept a TV in her house and when she asked them which police station the officers came from they told her Kairaba Police Station.

She said she later saw the 2nd accused with five police officers and the accused told her that she came to take the TV, and she told him to take it from where he kept it.

She said she was later called to write a statement.

The case was then adjourned till 17 July.