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Death Sentence for Senegalese National

Sep 9, 2008, 6:13 AM | Article By: By Modou Sanyang

Justice Mabel Maame Agyemang of the Banjul High Court yesterday convicted and sentenced one Salifu Nyang, a Senegalese national, to death for murdering his fellow Senegalese national one Alfonse Faye.

In her Judgement Justice Agyemang, stated that the convict Salifu Nyang was charged with the offence of murder and destroying the evidence. She said in proving their case, the state prosecutors called in four witnesses while the defence called in two witnesses including the convict.

Justice Mabel Maame Agyemang further stated that the convict in his statement to the police acknowledged stabbing the deceased as he was trying to free himself from the deceased. She added that the medical certificate also confirmed that the death of the deceased was as a result of the stab wounds.

Justice Agyemang finally stated that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses remained uncontroverted.

She therefore sentenced the accused Salifu Nyang to death.

It will be recalled that the convict Salifu Nyang was in the month of April 2005 at Gunjur beach said to have murdered one Alfonse Faye by stabbing him with a knife three times.