Apr 22, 2009, 7:49 AM
One Amin Bah recently testified in the defilement case involving one Demba Sowe, a Senegalese national and a resident of Farafenni Town, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.
Mr Bah told the court that he had seen the accused pulling the wrapper of the victim in an attempt to remove off the wrapper from the victim in an uncompleted building.
He stated that the victim was his student, and he called one Muhammed Jallow whom he went with to the scene, but when he told the accused that they should go to the police station, the accused refused and started beating him.
He gave him a head box in the presence of Muhammed Jallow, he said.
The witness added that they tied the hands of the accused and then called the police in the presence of the victim and the police whisked him to the police station in Farafenni where both the accused and the victim narrated their side of the story.
The victim was later taken to the Farafenni Hospital, but she was not examined and she was referred to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, he added.
The witness insisted that he personally saw the accused pulling the wrapper of the victim in an attempt to remove the wrapper off her, and the accused was having an iron bar.