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Babylon alkalo continues defence testimony

Jul 4, 2014, 11:02 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Lamin Jarjue, the alkalo of Babylon village, continued his defence testimony in the trial involving him and 13 others at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dayo Small

Continuing his testimony, Lamin Jarjue told the court that on 26 March 2013, he was in his house with his wife, Isatou in the morning when he had a noise outside his compound gate.

He said he later noticed that it was Benjamin Wilson and the police intervention officers who came and destroyed his compound gate.

He said his children told them there was no need for them to destroy the compound gate, adding that they entered into all the houses in his compound and conducted a search.

According to Jarju, during their search, all the mobile phones in those houses were taken by the police intervention.

Jarju also alleged that during a search in his house, a C.I.D officer attached to Banjulinding Police Station, Jallow, took his money amounted to D80,000.

He was arrested and beaten all over his body and later taken to the New Yundum Police Station without telling him what he did, he said.

According to him, while he was at New Yundum Police Station, his friend, Ba Saikou, came to bring his trousers and his shirt and Ba Saikou was also arrested.

Lamin said he was later taken to the police headquarters in Banjul, adding that he was taken to the RVTH where he was hospitalised

Hearing continues.