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Witness testifies in conspiracy case

Nov 11, 2015, 10:54 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The first prosecution witness (PW1), Kora Bah, recently testified in the trial involving Fatou Jobarteh and Kemo Sanneh, accused of conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing from a dwelling house, before Magistrate Kijera of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Bah told the court that he lives at Latrikunda German and works as a security officer at Ocean View Apartments.

He recognised the accused, adding that on 9 October 2015, the accused persons came to the said apartments complex and said they wanted a room.

He then asked them how long they were going to stay and they said one week, adding that he told them one week would cost 400 Euros.

Bah further told the court that he then closed work and one Adama Sowe was there, who told them that she could reduce it to 300 Euros.

He added that Adama Sowe then asked the accused to go for her to show them the room, but the 2nd accused told Adama to wait for his brother, and they all came out of the room.

The accused persons then asked for the way to Lebato and they were shown, and they went to Lebato, he told the court.

Bah further revealed that later the complainant, Jane, came and said something was spoiled in his room, adding that he went with the complainant to his room who showed him two knives dented and an umbrella destroyed.

He explained that he came out, ran to the beach and asked for the accused persons, and was told that they had left, adding that he continued following them up to 77 where he arrested and took them back to Ocean View Apartments.

He took their bags and mobile phones and put them aside, adding that he called Jane who came and the accused persons’ bags were opened, and they found an I-phone and I-pad in the 1st accused person’s bag.

He said they handed the accused persons to the tourism security staff at the beach who took them to their BB office, and later to Kotu Police Station where their statements were recorded.

At that juncture, the prosecutor applied to tender the umbrella, two knives and I-pad phone which were admitted and marked as exhibits.

The case was adjourned till 19 November 2015.