Watchman Opens Defence in Conspiracy, Theft Trial

Watchman Opens Defence in Conspiracy, Theft Trial




Alagie Pandeh, a resident of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe and a watchman Thursday opened his defence in a conspiracy and theft charges levied against him and one Alagie Camara before Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

In his defence testimony, Pandeh told the court that he used to work for one Aunty Therese Colley of Kerr Sering as a watchman, saying he agreed to a monthly salary of D3, 000 with his former boss.  He said this amount according to Therese was to be paid by Therese’s daughter Chuka Pretta,who resides in England.

Pandeh said the second accused person, Alagie Camara lives next to his former workplace.

According to him, Therese asked him to be coming to work from 7pm to 7am for the entire week with no off-duty.  “I started work until the 15th day when Therese told me that her daughter instructed her to tell me to be washing her car and water the flowers and Bahama grasses every morning before I leave. The first month, Therese paid me only D1, 000 but I still continued to work,” he said.

Pandeh said he has worked for Chuka Pretta for 3 years, adding that the conspiracy and theft charges leveled against him are not true.

The case is adjourned to 16th August for Pandeh to continue his defence.

by Meita Touray