May 18, 2009, 10:15 AM
Detective CPL228 Ahmed Sey Bah on 8th December 2010 testified at the Brikama Magistrates' Court in the trial of one Sera Fadera, who was alleged to have concealed her birth.
CPL Sey Bah told the court that during the investigation into the case, the accused person told him that she is a native of Brikama, but went to Kabokorr village for local treatment.
"The accused told me that, during the treatment, she delivered a baby boy, and that she became unconscious and when she regain consciousness, she discovered that the baby has died. Then she wrapped the baby in her clothes, and put it in a plastic nylon bag and placed it under the bed of one Binta Sanyang," detective Bah told the court.
The accused, CPL Sey Bah added, further told him that, on the following morning, when Binta Sanyang entered her house, she got a different smell, conducted a search and found wrapped clothes inside the nylon bag.
Binta then informed her husband, who also informed the alkalo of the village, and the alkalo called the Sibanor Police Station.
Detective Sey Bah revealed further that the Sibanor police visited the scene, and the accused person was arrested and taken, with the dead body of the baby, to the Sibanor health centre for medical check up, and the doctor confirmed that the accused has newly-delivered.
He added that the dead body was later handed over to the accused person's family for burial.
The case was adjourned to 22nd December 2010.