Feb 28, 2017, 11:50 AM
Adiatou Conteh, who was allegedly duped of over D200,000, continued her testimony on 13 December 2012, before Magistrate Dawda Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
Continuing her testimony, she told the court that after sending the D33,000, the accused persons asked her to send D80,000 which they later reduced to D60,000.
She narrated that this was the point where she got her family involved.
“I explained to my family all what was going on,” she told the court, saying that was the period she knew they wanted to get money from her.
She testified that these people kept on calling for more money, and that she also pretended that she was not still aware of what the accused were doing.
She narrated that she told them to give her some time.
According to her, she then informed a friend, one Mr Senghore, working for the NIA and told him about the situation, who later advised her on what to do.
She narrated that she took the matter to the Kairaba Police Station and an investigation was launched.
She told the court she also gave to a friend working at the Reliance Financial Service the Money Express code on the receipt of transaction that she sent to the accused.
She added that the friend told her the money was being received in Jarra-soma and she gave her his ID number and the name on the ID who received the money.
Still testifying, she indicated that the name given to her was Musa Jawo, the accused person in the dock.
She further told the court that she gave the number that was calling her to a friend working at Africell, who also traced the location of the place where the accused person was calling her.
“The signal on their antenna indicated that the accused was calling her from Jallang-berreh, around Jarra-Soma,” she revealed.
She noted that all this development took place on a weekend, and that on a Monday, the police informed her that a Bulldozer team was on the ground at Jarra-soma.
“I then went to call Alagie, the accused at large, that I sent the money and I gave him the code that I made on my own,” she narrated, adding that they did not pick up the money till the following day.
According to her, when the first accused, Musa Jawo, showed up to receive the money, he was arrested by the Bulldozer team in Jarra-Soma and brought to SerreKunda.
She narrated that it was the same Musa that Alagie introduced earlier to her as the ‘Ginn’, buttressing that when he was apprehended by the Bulldozer team, she was asked to speak to the person they caught.
“I realised that it was the same voice that was posing as the ‘Ginn’,” she said
Hearing continues on 31 December 2012.