Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul yesterday declared that the
court will move to visit the mortuary at the Edward Francis Small Teaching
Hospital in Banjul to identify the remains of late Solo Sandeng, mattress,
gloves and clothing.
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara made this declaration following an application made by Lawyer Yassin Senghore for the prosecution during the examination in chief of the 25th prosecution witness; Spt. Thomas R.J. Gomez who purportedly exhumed the body of late Solo Sandeng at the SIS complex at Tanji.
Spt. Gomez was given evidence based on his report (Exhibit L) when he averred that he recalled informing the court that the mattress, gloves, clothing were recovered from the scene and they were kept safely at the mortuary in Banjul.
The witness told the court that the clothing was in pieces due to the level of decomposition, noting that the mattress was not torn apart but it was stained with the remnant of the deceased.
It was at this point that prosecution’s counsel, Yassin Senghore made application for the court to move to the mortuary in Banjul for the witness to identify the mattress, gloves, body and the clothing.
The defence objected the application on the grounds that the prosecution did not come formally before the court but the court granted the prosecution application and declared that the court would move to visit the mortuary on Monday, 10th of December, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.