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Brusubi murder case progresses

Dec 11, 2012, 9:42 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The Brusubi murder case involving one Awa Sanyang recently proceeded at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea, with the testimony of one Inspector Lamin Colley of Brusubi Police Station.

Officer Colley said that he recognised the accused person, as she was brought to the police station as a murder suspect, after she allegedly murdered one Isatou Bojang.

“On 31 September 2012, I received a phone call from my officers that there is a murder case, and I then called the accused person through the phone to report to the police station. Upon arrival, I interrogated her and she revealed that it was one Hamet who came to their house and murdered the deceased,” officer Colley told the court.

This was done in the presence of an independent witness, he said, adding that he recorded the accused person’s statement, which was thumb-printed by the accused and signed by the independent witness.

He identified the statement, which was admitted and marked as an exhibit without any objection from the defence.

Inspector Colley further told the court that he led the team of officers to the scene of the crime, and they found that the incident took place in the room of the accused person with blood stains on the floor and on a wooden baton.

Officers from the Criminal Record Office also conducted a search, and took photos, which led them to obtain another cautionary statement based on the information and evidence they gathered from one of the sons of the deceased person that they saw their mother fighting with the accused person, Inspector Colley said.

The prosecutor attempted to tender the 2nd cautionary statement, but the defence objected to the tendering of the statement and urged the court to conduct a mini-trial.

The case continues.