Murder suspect in court for allegedly killing a colleague

Friday, June 30, 2017

One Mamadou Korka Jallow was yesterday arraigned before Justice Sainabou Wadda Cisse of the High Court in Banjul for allegedly murdering one Abdoulie Dabbi Bah, a motor-bicycle mechanic.

The accused denied any wrongdoing.

The prosecutors alleged that the accused, on 16 September 2016, at Old Yundum in the West Coast Region, unlawfully caused the death of the said Abdoulie Dabbi Bah by stabbing him to death with a knife.

The prosecution led by state counsel L. Jarjue opened the prosecution’s case and called the first witness, Dodou Sanneh, a police officer at the Old Yundum Police Station, who told the court that on the day of the alleged incident he led a team of police officers to the crime scene together with the accused who showed them where the incident took place.

The officer further testified that after a search was conducted, the weapon used in the alleged murder was recovered.

Responding to questions during cross-examination by lawyer I. Ade of the Legal Aid, the witness told the court that as the head of the station CID section, his presence at the crime scene was paramount.

The witness informed the court that he is qualified to investigate murder cases, noting that he had worked at the Major Crime Unit of Gambia Police Force for six years.

He said the investigation into the alleged offence was completed by officials from the unit.

Author: Bruce Asemota