Witness testifies in alleged threatening violence case

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The first prosecution witness (PW1), Modou Sey, recently testified in the trial involving one Babucarr Okorro, accused of threatening violence, before Magistrate Jabang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Sey told the court that he recognised the accused, and could recall what happened on 8 February 2016.

On that day he was from Banjul around 8p.m., and upon reaching his home knocked at his door, but nobody responded.

He stood there for a while and his brother’s wife, one Isatou Badjie, looked through the window and saw him, who then opened the door and told him to quickly enter the house with a friend, which he did.

Isatou then told him that the accused was in possession of a cutlass, threatening to kill everybody in the compound.

Mr Sey further said he told them he was going to report the matter to the police and, on his way, he found the accused at the compound gate holding the cutlass, which he could have cut him down with, but he heard the accused person’s voice.

He ran into the compound and held onto the gate, and heard the accused saying he was in jail for ten years and was pardoned, and he would kill him and nothing would come out of it.

According to him, one Lie jumped out of the compound and convinced the accused until he gave him the cutlass.

He went and reported the matter to the police at Serrekunda and was given three officers to escort him, who arrested the accused and took to Serrekunda Police Station.

The case was adjourned until 24 February 2016.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie