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Witness testifies in willful damage to property case

Jul 14, 2014, 10:09 AM | Article By: Nyimasata Cham

One Ramatoulie Bajinka recently testified in the trial involving one Buba Bajinka, who was charged with willful damage to property, at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dayo Small.

In her testimony, she told the court she knew the accused person as they were in the same compound, adding that on a certain day she was at home playing with her friends in their compound.

She said her mother called her to go and sweep the house, stating that while she was sweeping, she had a knock on her mother’s door and she ran because she was afraid.

She added that she went out to see, and she found that the accused person was the one hitting her mother’s door hard. Her mother, she continued, also came out to see and found the accused person hitting her door.

She testified further that her mother told her to go back and continue sweeping, adding that while sweeping again, the accused came back for the second time and hit her mother’s door again.

Her mother then went and reported the matter to the Brikama Police Station, and later the accused person was arrested and taken to the Brikama Police Station.

At the police station, she gave her statement, she said.

Under cross-examination by the accused, the witness told the court that she did not know whether the accused was about to fall and hold the door but the accused person hit her mother’s door hard twice.

Hearing continues.