Boss testifies against his watchman

A DIRECTOR of Tokyo Laundry Services has narrated in the Lusaka High Court how he allegedly saw his security guard ushering thieves into his yard through the main gate who robbed him of K50,000.

Mr Irk Sangh Park told Judge Mwila Chitoba that his security guard Danford Hambai was a key suspect in a case in which he was robbed.

He testified seeing Hambai ushering in robbers from the main gate to the back door of the living room through the CCTV Camera.

Mr Park through his South Korean language interpreter however told the court that he and investigating police officers did not watch the whole video process because the cables for the CCTV Camera directed to the main gate were cut.

He said he suspected that the cables could have been cut after the thieves realized that there were CCTV Cameras in the house.

Mr Park said the incidence happened on December 11, 2013 around 20:00hours when the thieves entered into his house and started beating his family demanding for some money.

He added that the thieves tied them with a rope and two of them asked his wife to show them where they were keeping the money.

Mr Park further told the court that his wife took the two thieves to the bedroom and opened the safe and gave them the money because they were threatened to kill his family if they did not comply with the demands.

He said Hambai came to their rescue when the thieves were already in the house but he was ordered to sleep on the floor.

Mr Park said immediately after the robbers had left, he called the policeĀ  to the house and they recovered a bullet and a projector which they took as part of evidence. He said after watching the video on the CCTV Camera the officers picked up Hambai to help them with investigations.The matter was adjourned to September 1 for continuation of trial.