The embattled Alkalo of Bansang Town in the Central River Region, Saiba Darboe, was on Monday April 23 granted bail by Travelling Magistrate, Amadou Baldeh. Alkalo Darboe is standing trial for conspiracy in cattle theft.
Before being granted bail, the Police Prosecutor, CPL Colley, called in two witnesses to give evidence, namely Momodou Salieu Touray and Detective Fatty, a police officer at the Bansang Police Station.
In his testimony, Mamadou Salief Touray, the complainant who lives in Sareh Njobo village in Cassamance, said when his compound got burnt, 16 of his cattle were stolen. He said the matter was reported to the Commissioner of Gendamerie in Kolda and also his relatives in Sareh Bojo.
He added: “I was called by one Abdoulie Touray who told me that he has discovered the stolen cattles in Bansang. Upon arrival at Bansang, I was shown 11 cattle bound to be transported to Abuko all of which are mine”.
Detective Fatty said on 23 April, 2007 while on duty at Bansang Police Station, he was called by Cpl Ceesay to obtained cautionary and voluntary statements from the accused.
At that juncture, the police prosecutor applied for adjournment to enable him to call in more witnesses. The application was then granted and the case was adjourned to May 10 and 11 for continuation.
Alkalo Saiba Darboe was represented by Lawyer Lamin Jobarteh.