Suspected Rapist denies confessional statement

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ousman Kandeh, a native of Senegal’s south-western Cassamance region has told the High Court presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh that he never made a confessional statement to the police that he had sexual intercourse with a lady (name withheld) and removed his penis when he was about to ejaculate into the lady’s vagina.

The accused, Ousman Kandeh made this denial while responding a question posed to him by State Counsel B. Sanneh during cross-examination.

The accused denied that he never made a confessional statement to the police, saying he knows one Nyima Barrow; a police officer attached to Child Welfare Unit at Manduar Police Station.

The accused admitted giving statement to Child Welfare officer but he denied telling the officer that he had sexual intercourse with the alleged victim (name withheld).

He said while the Child Welfare officer was recording his statement, he never told her that when he had sexual intercourse with the victim, he removed his penis when he was about to ejaculate into the victim’s vagina and pour his sperm on the ground.

Hearing continues on the 29th January 2018 for further cross-examination of the accused person.

The prosecution alleged that the accused, Ousman Kandeh, on or about the 12th August, 2016 at Manduar village in the West Coast Region, intentionally had sexual intercourse with a ten year old girl (name withheld) under coercive circumstances.

Author: Bruce Asemota