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Witness testifies in drug case

Aug 8, 2012, 9:37 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Abdou Aziz Gibba, a shopkeeper, yesterday testified in a drug case involving one Kissima Sanoko at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Tabally.

Gibba told the court he recognised the accused person and could recall 4 March 2012, when the accused found him in his shop and said to him he had some cannabis for sale.

He said the accused further told him that if he saw a customer, let him inform him or give a contact number to him, adding that he told the accused that he could not bring a customer for him.

Gibba added that after two to three days, he met with a friend who asked him whether he knew a cannabis seller and he told the friend that he knew a boy by the name Kissama Sanoko who dealt in cannabis and lived near his workplace.

Still testifying, Gibba told the court that later an unknown person called, informing him that he was the person who needed cannabis and whether he could tell the accused to bring the cannabis for him.

He said they made an arrangement to meet at the Buffer Zone and the accused came to the meeting point with two bags containing cannabis, adding that the accused was eventually arrested by the NDEA officers together with him.

He added that they were later led to the accused’s residence at Wellingara junction and they recovered some quantity in a bag at the accused’s house.

They were later taken to Tallinding Police Station, where his statement was recorded, he said.

The case was then adjourned till 16 August 2012.