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Alleged rash and negligent case proceeds

Jun 13, 2011, 1:51 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

The trial of rash and negligent act, causing death, involving one Bakary Jammeh proceeded recently at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Edward Singhateh.

Testifying for the prosecution, Essa Saine told the court that he resides at Lamin Village and works for Gamtel as a bill distributor.

He said he recognised the accused and on 10 April 2009, one of his relatives by the name Fatou Mbye visited and wanted his (the witness’) wife to accompany her to Lamin Daranka.

He added that his wife was not filling well and the visitor was accompanied by his elder son, Muhammed Saine, together with his friends, Ramatoulie Saine, and one Sonna Davis.

Still testifying, he told the court that few minutes later, Ramatoulie Saine and Sonna Davis rushed home and informed them that Muhammed was knocked down by a vehicle along Mandinary Highway.

“I rushed to the highway but found that Muhammed was taken to the Banjulinding Health Centre,” he explained.

“We followed them and met them at the New Yundum Police Station,” he testified.  “I was shown the driver who knocked him down. I later realised that it was not his fault.”

He adduced that it was later discovered that Muhammed had passed way and the body was taken to Banjul, adding that the body was later released for burial.

The case was then adjourned till 20 June 2011, for cross-examination.