Saturday, April 1

Police officer testifies in robbery case

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By: Mama A. Touray

Police officer, who was said to have recorded the confessional voluntary statement of the accused in a robbery incident on Monday testified in the alleged robbery trial involving Fernando Jatta and Famile Gomez.

The two accused persons are charged with two counts of offense, conspiracy to commit a felony, and robbery.

PW4 Nuha Saidykhan in his testimony said when he reported on duty as per this matter he found out that Fernando Jatta was at the police station in possession of a knife, a bag from the victim, clothing with blood stains and he told them that his friend is part of it.

Witness continued: “Fernando Jatta was cautioned in respect to the matter and he informed the police that there are other people involved and he started naming them.” 

After reading the statement, the file was compiled, and the report was written on the evidence gathered and forwarded to the police prosecution.

The witness was discharged and the state counsel AA Marong seeks adjournment to call another witness.

According to the particulars of their offense, Fernando Jatta and Famile Gomez on or about the 1st day of March 2022 at Tippa garage in the Kanifing Municipality, allegedly with common purpose agreed to commit a felony to wit robbing Hajie Sillah with a knife and jointly robbed one Hajie Sillah of a bag containing D15,000 (fifteen Thousand Dalasi) and in the process of retaining the said stolen fifteen thousand dalasi, they allegedly stabbed the said Hajie Sillah with a knife on his head.

However, Justice Isatou Janneh adjourned the matter to 28th February 2023 at noon for the continuation of the case.