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Alleged rape case continues

Apr 9, 2014, 9:09 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The alleged rape case involving one Saibo Bojang continued yesterday before Justice Emmanuel Ahmadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

The trial continued with the evidence of the second prosecution witness (PW2), Mariama Camara.

The witness, Mariama Camara, told the court she is a housewife living in Ebo Town but she was living in Tallinding.

She said she knew the accused because the accused was married to her stepmother, adding that in September 2013, she received a call from her stepmother to go and answer to her.

She said when she went there, her stepmother asked her to observe the victim because it seemed the victim was pregnant.

“I then took the victim to the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Bundung where she was examined by the nurses, and the nurses told me that my daughter is four-month pregnant,” she said.

PW2 added that when she was going for marriage she left her daughter with her stepmother and the accused at Tallinding.

“After the examination, I was referred to EFSTH in Banjul. When I asked my daughter she said she was deflowered by the accused and one Oustass who worked at the Tallinding Market,” she told the court.

She explained that the nurses she found at the EFSTH said they would not attend to the victim until she took the victim to the social welfare.

“I reported the matter to the social welfare. The victim was questioned and she mentioned the name of the accused and one Oustass, that these were the two who had carnal knowledge of her,” she added.

“My daughter is 13-year-old now, and she is now at the SOS. She gave birth but she was taken to the SOS by the police,” she revealed.