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Brusubi murder case continues

Mar 22, 2013, 10:17 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Ebrima Sanyang, recently testified in the ongoing Brusubi murder case involving one Awa Sanyang, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

The accused, Awa Sanyang, was alleged to have murdered one Isatou Bojang in Brusubi.

PW4 Ebrima Sanyang, who claimed to be a taxi driver, told the Special Criminal Court that he knew the accused, Awa Sanyang.

He told the court he lives in Bakoteh Layout and he knew both the accused and the deceased, adding that the deceased was his brother’s wife, while the accused came from the rural area to pursue education.

“At the night in question, I received a call from the accused person informing me that I should report to their house immediately because they have a visitor who was fighting with the deceased,” the taxi driver told the court.

“Upon my arrival at the gate, it was opened and the door of the house was also opened. The light was on, and I saw my brother’s wife lying on the floor. I called her and touched her but there was no response, instead she was bleeding from the head,” he adduced.

The face was burnt and everything in the parlour was neat and in place, he said, adding that the accused person’s house was opened and the electrical iron and the wooden stick were there.

He added that the accused was not in the compound at that time, and he (the witness) then called his father and informed him.

According to the witness, the arrival of the accused and that of the police coincided at the compound.

“We went into the house where I confirmed that the deceased was dead, and her remains was place in the vehicle and taken to the police station in Brusubi, and later taken to the Sukuta Health Center where the doctor also confirmed that the deceased was dead,” he narrated.

The body was later transferred to the Banjul main referral hospital, he said.

The case continues.