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Alleged affray and assault case continues

Sep 19, 2011, 2:22 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The trial in a case of affray and assault involving Seedy Sanyang and Ousman Bojang continued recently at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Edward Singhateh.

Seedy Sanyang was charged for only on affray, while Ousman Bojang was charged with both affray and assault.

Testifying for the prosecution, Ousman Jallow told the court that he recognized the accused persons and, on 3 August 2011, he was at his rice field when he was informed by the children that the accused persons were taking his logs.

According to Jallow, he went and met the accused persons, adding that he asked them who told them to take the logs, and accused said they were the owners of the logs.

He said he told the accused persons that he cut those logs in his farm, and the forestry authorities asked him to pay the money.

Still testifying, he told the court that one of the accused, Seedy Sanyang, told him that they would take the logs because they were authorized by the forestry to take them.

He said he told them to produce the receipt, but they could not, adding that he insisted that they would not take the logs.

He further testified that, during that process, the first accused rushed on him and hit him on his chest.

He added that the first accused later threw a cutlass on him, which injured him on his left leg, adding that the matter was reported to Sanyang Police Station.

He said he was later referred to Sanyang Health Centre, where he was treated and issued with a medical certificate.

The medical certificate and the cutlass were later tendered and marked as exhibits.

Hearing continues on 21 September 2011.