Police Sergeant Modou Dinka has testified in the trial of Ismaila Ndong who is accused of raping and robbing five women.
He said on 8th December 2019, he was instructed to lead a team of six policemen mount a checkpoint between Mile 7 and Jeshwang after soldier RSM Musa Corr alerted them that a certain taxi driver was on the loose raping and robbing women passengers.
He said in the early hours of the day, Ndong’s taxi carrying three people from the Bertil Harding highway towards the Sting Corner was stopped at the checkpoint. He said a search was conducted on the vehicle and its inner decoration matched the description provided by RSM Corr. He said the vehicle was a Mercedes Benz painted yellow with green linings and had a cloth spread on the dashboard with a multi-coloured hat. He added that the dreadlocked profile given of the driver matched Ndong’s.
The 19-year police veteran said the vehicle was escorted to Banjul to drop off the passengers and was escorted back to the Anti-Crime Unit headquarters in Bijilo where Ndong was detained.
Lawyer Kebba Sanyang cross-examined the witness on his statement and his evidence-in-chief.