Aug 9, 2012, 9:11 AM
One Amie Mbye, a State Registered Nurse, recently testified at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court in the trial of one Ida Kumba Drammeh, who was charged with stealing from a dwelling house.
Testifying, Amie Mbye told the court that she is an SRN Midwives Nursing Officer, working at the RVTH in
She told the court that she knows the complainant, whom she said is her biological mother and she also knows the accused, Ida Kumba Drammeh, through an association they formed as women of Kanifing and Old Jeshwang.
According to her, they went to their house to inform her mother and her father that the association wanted to adopt them as mother and father.
She said they started conducting meeting every Saturday and later constituted an executive. She said they named the association "Gilanka" Foundation, registered it and made the accused, Ida Kumba Drammeh the secretary of the association.
The witness further adduced that the accused used to visit their house every day and night and that was how she integrated herself to be a family member, adding that with or without the presence of her parents she would come and enter everywhere in the house, to the extent of even bringing her father to the house.
"On 19 September 2010, my mother travelled to
"I was surprised because the accused told me she was going to
She further adduced that her mother told her to pack some clothes, jewellery and cash because she was supposed to come back from
"On my return, the vanity box was nowhere to be found in her bedroom. I went and informed my father and he told me to check properly because the vanity box had been here for thirty years," the witness told the court.
She adduced that the following day the accused left for
The case was at that juncture adjourned until 9 March 2011.