French national testifies in common assault case

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One Jacques Michael Albert Jenberd, a French national, recently testified in the trial involving one Vensian Adren, who was accused of common assault, at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Malafi Jarju.

In his testimony, Jacques Michael told the court that he knew the accused person at Lamin Lodge, and they were friends before.

He recalled that some time in January 2016, he was going with one Binta in his vehicle to Lamin Lodge and, upon their arrival at the lodge, he alighted from his vehicle.

He said the accused person then came and knocked him on his nose, and the military personnel came and separated them.

At that juncture, the police prosecutor, 3999 CPL Secka, asked the witness whether there was any problem between him and the accused which led to the accused person knocking him.

The witness said there was no problem and there was no quarrel between him and the accused, as they were friends.

He said when he was knocked by the accused person, blood started oozing from his nose for 25 days without stop.

He went to Banjulingding Police Station and was referred to the Banjulinding Health Centre, where he was treated and issued with a medical certificate.

 At that juncture, the police prosecutor, 3999 CPL Secka, tendered the said medical certificate for ID purposes.

The case was adjourned for cross-examination by the defence counsel.  

Author: Yai Dibba