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D-Day for murder suspect

Jul 17, 2013, 11:26 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice Emmanuel NKea of the Special Criminal Court is today expected to deliver judgement in the murder case involving one Lamin Ceesay.

The accused, Lamin Ceesay, was alleged to have murdered one Modou Lamin Bayo, some time in 2001, in Brikamaba village, in the Lower Fulladu West District of the Central River Region, by stabbing him with a knife, a charge the accused had denied.

During the course of the trial the prosecution called their witnesses and tendered exhibits in support of their case, whilst the accused person testified as a lone witness in his defence without tendering any exhibits.

According to one Lamin Jammeh, the former Station Officer of the Brikama Police Station told the Special Criminal Court that while in Brikamaba, he received information that the accused, Lamin Ceesay, had allegedly stabbed one Modou Lamin Bayo with a knife and had run away.

He said he assigned officers to go and effect arrest on the accused, which the officers did, but they found him at Yerrajany Kunda in Brikamaba, while he was in possession of a knife.

The accused person, in his defence, denied the allegation, as well as denied being in possession of a knife but a nail cutter.

He, however, admitted giving a blow to the deceased and further denied the allegation that he had run away, stating that he was arrested at Wandefa YerraJany’s compound while he was lying on a bamboo bed.

The case was then set for judgment today following the announcement of the closure of the defence case.