Murder trial progresses

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The criminal trial involving the State and one Ebrima Saidykhan resumed on Monday before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul.

The prosecution alleged that the accused person on the 19th of March, 2015 at Sinchu-wurry village with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of one Momodou Jagne by hitting him on the head with a stick.

During Monday’s sitting, the 4th prosecution witness; Pa Modou Jallow, a farmer, testified and told the court that he recognised the accused person.

Recalling events that transpired on the fateful day, the witness revealed that whilst he was in his house, some children came and reported to him that some people were fighting and he left for the scene.

The witness further revealed that upon arrival, he found the deceased bleeding, whilst some people were trying to lift him up.

The witness testified that he decided to take the victim to the alkalo but before going to the alkalo’s residence, he called someone and asked him to help him put the victim on a donkey cart to take him to the alkalo.

He further testified that he called the alkalo and told him that some people were fighting and that some people were taking the victim to his house and he left.

The witness told the court that he later learnt that the victim passed away, adding that he did not find anyone fighting when he arrived at the scene.

The witness disclosed that he found the victim lying down bleeding from the nose.

Responding to questions posed by lawyer P. Chandia of the National Legal Aid, the witness testified that he did not find the accused person at the scene when he arrived there.

Hearing continues on the 11th of December, 2018. 

Author: Bruce Asemota