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Alleged assault case heard

Oct 24, 2014, 10:16 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The first prosecution witness (PW1), Malick Joof, yesterday testified in the assault case involving one Abdoulie Camara, at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke.

In his testimony, Joof told the court that he knew the accused person and could recall what happened on 21 June 2014.

He said on the day in question, he was from work and parked his car in front of his house. At that time, there was no light in the compound and the place was dark.

As he stepped onto the veranda, he found the accused person’s wife sitting with his wife.

At that juncture, the police prosecutor, Sub-inspector Sanyang, told the court that the complainant wanted to say something before the court.

The complainant, Malick Joof, then told the court that he wanted to withdraw the matter from the court.

In response, defence counsel E.A Gomez told the court that the accused and the complainant are close family, as the complainant’s sister is getting married to the accused person.

If the case continued, it would tear the family apart, counsel said.

The presiding magistrate told the complainant to swear to an affidavit before he could withdraw the matter before the court.

The case was adjourned to 29 October 2014.