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Bakalarr murder case continues

Dec 10, 2010, 10:49 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The alleged murder trial involving Sheriff Abba Hydara of Bakalarr village continued yesterday at the special criminal court in Banjul before Justice Ikpala.

Hydara was alleged to have caused the death of his wife, one Basara Hydara, by shooting her with a gun on 6th September 2010 at Nuimi Bakalarr village in the North Bank Region.

It was further alleged that he attempted to cause the death of his son, Maraba Hydara, by shooting him with a gun on the same date and at the same place.

Testifying, Burama Jammeh, the sixth prosecution witness, told the court that he is a police officer attached to the Major Crime Office, and recognised the accused person.

He adduced that on 6 and 7 September 2010, he was on duty at the major crime office when he received a case file from Barra Police Station together with the accused person.

Officer Jammeh further adduced that he was assigned by the station officer to investigate the matter, adding that during the course of the investigation, he went through the case file, and later confronted the accused person.

He added that the dead body was later taken to the RVTH, for postmortem, and a medical report was issued to that effect.

He identified the medical report in court, and the Principal State prosecutor, S.H. Barkun, applied to tender the report which was admitted by the court and tendered as exhibit A.

At that juncture the case was adjourned till 13th January 2011.              

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