Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi recently adjourned the
murder trial involving Fatou Marong, to October sitting for judgment.
prosecution alleged that the accused, Fatou Marong, on 12 November 2016, at
Fullakunda village in the Centra Region, unlawfully caused the death of one
Sulayman Wanja (her brother-in-law) by stabbing him with a knife on the chest.
prosecution led by state counsel L. Jarju called six witnesses and tendered
exhibits such as the Autopsy report, the alleged murder weapon (knife), clothes
stained with blood, the voluntary and cautionary statements of the accused to
prove the charge.
accused testified on her on behalf and called her younger sister, Jainaba
Marong as witness in her defence.
the close of the prosecution and defence cases, the presiding judge ordered
that briefs be filed by the parties for adoption and judgment was set for