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Complainant testifies in assault case

Mar 17, 2010, 12:20 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty

Wuyeh Drammeh, a resident of Brikama Diruhayru recently testified in the ongoing criminal case of assault causing actual bodily harm involving one Muhammed Jawo before the Brikama Magistrates' Court.

Testifying before Magistrate Effim, Mr. Drammeh told the court that he recognised the accused person and could recall what had transpired between him and the accused person on 13th January 2010.

According to him, on that fateful day while at lunch he noticed that there were some cattle in his garden.

He adduced that when he went to chase them out, he saw the accused standing outside and asked him to take his cattle out of his garden.

Mr. Drammeh further revealed that, the accused then insulted him and later jumped over the fence and stabbed him with a knife on his forehead.

He said they went to the Alkalo to report the matter, who advised that he should report the matter to the police as he sustained an injury.

He said the matter was reported to Old Yundum Police Station, and consequently the accused was arrested. He added that he was taken to the Sukuta Health Centre for medical treatment.

The police prosecutor applied to tender the two shirts and the trouser worn by the complainant, which are purportedly stained with blood.

The accused objected to the application of the prosecution on the grounds that it was not the actual cloths worn by the complainant at the time of the alleged incident.

However, the accused's objection was overruled by the presiding Magistrate Effim and tendered the two shirts and trouser as exhibits.

The case was adjourned to 18th March 2010.