Three judicial workers at the Basse magistrates court have been detained by the Basse police after been accused of conspiring with thieves to steal cannabis (marijuana exhibits) that were kept at the Cadi’s Scribe office, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Police sources said the burglary incident happened on Thursday night.
Accounts Clerk Matarr Kah, Scribe Madi Touray and Registrar George Camara are currently helping the Basse police in their investigations. They were arrested together with two thieves. The thieves who were caught at Basse Kabakama, had broken into the Scribe’s office at the Cadi court and stole the cannabis exhibits that were kept at Madi Touray’s office.
The watchman one Mr. Ceesay was also taken into custody. He has been granted bail.
The taxi driver, who carried the thieves, has also been arrested. Some of the stolen marijuana has been recovered from the thieves.
In the wake of the incident, detectives at Basse mounted a thorough search, which led to the arrest of two thieves. When questioned by the police, the thieves said they were informed by the judiciary Accounts Clerk Matarr Kah that some cannabis had been kept at the Scribe’s office. They claimed that Kah was complicit to the theft.
Matarr Kah was subsequently invited for questioning. He also told the police that Scribe Madi Touray was also complicit to the incident.
The police then arrested Madi Touray. Mr. Touray told the police investigators that Registrar George Canara was also part of the cannabis exhibit theft. He claimed that George has been calling him during working hours to ask him to open his office for him to get some cannabis to take it home to smoke.
George was also called for questioning. The three judicial workers are currently detained at the Basse police station. Accounts Clerk Matarr Kah, Scribe Madi Touray, a native of Basse and George Camara, the Registrar are currently held at the Basse police. They are helping the police in their investigations.
The police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie said he was unable to get hold of the police Commissioner in Basse for details. But he has promised to make further calls.
“Am trying to reach the Commissioner but proving a bit difficult… am still following up. Will keep pushing,” the police Spokesman told me in a Whatsapp message.
Written by Pa Nderry M’Bai
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