#Article (Archive)

Defence opens in obstruction case

Jan 3, 2011, 2:29 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

Momodou Bojang, who was charged for allegedly obstructing a police officer in the due execution of his duty, recently testified at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Babucarr Secka

In his defence testimony, the accused, Momodou Bojang, told the court that, on 17th October 2010, he was from Saja’s house when he saw the police chasing somebody, but he could not identified the person.

He added that when he arrived where the crowed was, the apprentice told the officers that he identified Saja as being among the people who fought him.

The accused, Momodou Bojang, further told the court that Saja was arrested and placed in a vehicle, adding that he told the police that Saja was not part of those who fought, as he was coming from their home.

He added that it was then officer Darboe slapped him and pushed him inside the vehicle, adding that while in the vehicle officers Darboe and Jallow continued punching him.

He further told the court that he was taken to New Yundum Police Station, and when he was granted bail he went to the hospital for treatment and was issued with a medical certificate.

The medical certificate was later admitted and tendered in as a defence exhibit.

The case continues.