Alleged Kafuta Health Centre Breaker Cross-Examines 1st Witness

Alleged Kafuta Health Centre Breaker Cross-Examines 1st Witness

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Sarjo Camara, the first prosecution witness in the one count charge trial of Modou Alieu Jallow, who is accused of breaking into the store of Kafuta Health Centre in Kombo East has told a Brikama Magistrates’ Court that herself, public health nurse attendant at the health centre and the watchman have all given their evidences at Mandinaba police station in connection to the case.

Under trial before Magistrate Isatou Janneh, Jallow is accused of breaking into medical store of the health centre and stole medical items amounting to D21, 975, 00 on or about 2nd October 2016. He has denied the allegation and was granted bail in the sum of D30, 000 with two Gambian sureties who must deposit their national identification cards to the court and must swear to an affidavit of means.

Further responding to questions from the accused person during cross-examination, the witness said it was the police who entered the accused person’s room and not her, saying those police officers were even called by the public health officer and the ambulance driver.

The witness further told the court that she was not aware of the accused person being sick and when his (accused) room was searched by the officers, 3 strips of Septrin in 120mg and a hammer were discovered from which she said she does not know about.

She said she did not know the accused person’s whereabouts on the day of the alleged incident but she heard his (accused person) voice when she went to the store where she found out that theft occurred there. She said after suspecting of the occurrence of theft, she immediately informed the health centre’s director and the public health officer.

According to her, the accused person later came to her (witness) house and started insulting her.

The case is adjourned to 10th November 2016.

by Fatou Gassama