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Brufut murder case progresses

Nov 19, 2012, 10:01 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Ebrima K.M. Ceesay, a police officer attached to the major crime unit as investigation officer, recently testified as the fifth prosecution witness in the ongoing Brufut murder case involving one Modou Sowe, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

The accused, Modou Sowe, was alleged to have murdered one Bubacarr Camara.

Officer Ceesay told the court that on 13 January 2012, he was on duty at the major crime unit in Banjul when his boss assigned him to attend a postmortem of the deceased, one Babucarr Camara, at the RVTH.

He said the postmortem was conducted by one Dr Khalid in his presence at the RVTH, adding that the deceased was examined in his presence, and the postmortem report was given to him, which he took to his office and gave it to his boss.

The witness explained that he would be able to recognise the said report if it was shown to him.

He identified the postmortem report, and the prosecutor applied to tender it, which was not objected to by the defence counsel from the Legal Aid office.

Under cross-examination by the legal aid counsel, the witness explained that he had no medical training and could not explain the content of the postmortem report.

The case continues.