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Deceased person’s friend testifies in murder case

May 28, 2015, 10:00 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

One Sheriff Sanyang, a friend to Alasan Jammeh (deceased), yesterday testified in the Father Farrell murder case involving one John Fernandez Sarr, before Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

When the case was called, deputy Director of Public Prosecutions MB Abubakar informed the court that the case was for continuation of hearing their witness Sheriff Sanyang, who was in court.

Testifying as the fifth prosecution witness (PW5), Sheriff Sanyang said he lives in Ebo Town and knew the accused person in the dock.

In December 2014, he came with Alasan Jammeh (the deceased) from Ebo Town to Father Farrell Hall at Westfield. When they reached the place, the deceased asked him to wait. When he turned back, the deceased had gone and he thought he might have entered the hall.

When he was about to leave, a boy came and told him that his friend, the deceased, was stoned to death. He did not believe him, and told the boy the deceased had entered the hall.

He said the boy ran after him and told him that it was true, and that was the time he believed him and rushed to where the deceased was lying down.

He said he raised him, and they got a lift by a private vehicle which took the deceased to the Serrekunda Hospital in Kanifing.

At the hospital, the deceased was then put in an ambulance and they proceeded to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul where he was pronounced dead.

The defence counsel, EA Gomez, had no questions for the witness.

The case continues on 23 June 2015.