Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi on 28 July 2017
adjourned the rape trial involving Sanna Camara to October sitting of the court
prosecution alleged that the accused, Sanna Camara, in October 2014 in Basse
had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
prosecution further alleged that the accused in October 2014 in Basse attempted
to have unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
to the victim, a resident of Basse Angal Futa, the accused called her but she
refused to heed his call. He then approached her and grabbed her hand and took
her behind a milling machine.
said the accused pushed her to the ground and forcefully had carnal knowledge
victim further stated that another day the accused took her behind a trailer
and forcefully attempted to have carnal knowledge of her.
witness, a minor and a resident of Angal Futa testified that she was playing
with the victim when the accused came and forcefully took the victim behind a
milling machine and told her to wait.
witness said the accused threatened to kill them and their parents if they
disclosed that he had carnal knowledge of the victim.
witness who wished to remain anonymous disclosed that she saw the accused with
the victim and she suspected that the accused was up to something mischievous,
thus she expressed her suspicion to one Saidou Jallow.
witness said she saw a mob running after the accused and he was eventually
Baldeh, a civil servant stated that he saw the accused on top of the victim
half naked and he chased the accused and was caught. He managed to escape but
was eventually apprehended.
witness said the accused was caught with the zipper of his trouser opened and
his pant inside his trouser pocket.
N. K. Sanneh, a security guard at the Medical Research Council (MRC) disclosed
that he apprehended the accused when he tried fleeing from the crime scene.
Kebbeh, a police officer testified that he obtained the accused cautionary and
accused who testified as a lone witness said he sent the alleged victim to buy
him cigarettes and when the victim failed to bring the cigarettes he went in
search of the her and her friend.
accused alleged that whilst he was searching for the victim, Saidou Baldeh saw
him and grabbed him by his trouser.
He denied having or attempting to have carnal
knowledge of the victim and alleged that he once had a problem with the witness
whom he said framed him.
accused said he doesn’t wear pant/underwear because his body generates heat and
bruises around his private part and thigh whenever he does.
the presiding judge adjourned the matter to the October sitting of the High
Court in Basse after ordering that the parties file their respective briefs of