Watchman charged with injury to an animal

Friday, March 18, 2016

A watchman, Amadou Camara, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court charged with injury to an animal.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused, Amadou Camara, on 26 January 2016 at Old Yundum village, willfully and unlawfully used a double gun to fire at a dog and killed the animal.

He denied the allegation.

The police prosecutor, Sgt 2202 Fadera, objected to bail for the accused person, saying the accused was threat to the society, because a ‘person who used a gun to kill an animal inside the village would not fear to kill even a human being’.

He said the accused person could even take some other weapon and harm the people in the village, and urged the court to remand the accused person until the end of the trial

His application was granted, and the accused person was consequently remanded at the State Central Prison at Mile 2.

The case was adjourned until 24 March 2016, for hearing.    

Author: Yai Dibba