First Class Police Officer Testifies in Theft Trial

Police officer First Class Lamin Demba, a police prosecution witness in a theft trial involving Ebrima Malang and Nuha Camara, yesterday testified in the case before Magistrate A.R. Bah at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

 

In his testimony, Demba told the court that he was on duty on 16th June, 2017 when he received a complained from one Mr. Manjang that a suspected theft occurred in one of their staff’s house at the Brikama hospital. He registered the complaint on the order of his boss.
He said they boarded the ambulance that Mr. Manjang was driving and visited the scene. He said while they were going to the scene, Mr. Manjang informed them that one of their suspects was seen coming from the said house. He said at the scene, they found some glasses removed from the front door and placed on the ground with some foot prints.
Demba said he was later instructed to go back to the police station but before going, they visited the first accused person’s house, but met his mother and sister. He said they asked for the first accused but they were told he was out since in the morning.
He said they conducted a search of the Accused’s house with the help of the hospital staff and found a big black bag buried in the ground containing some items, some of which the complainant confirmed she was the owner. “We later went to the police station with the bag and obtained statements from witnesses and I wrote my statement.”
Police prosecuting officer, Sergeant O. Touray applied to tender the second accused person’s shoe and the removed glasses as exhibits which were granted by Magistrate Bah before adjourning the matter to 4th May.

 

by Fatou Gassama

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