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Disturbing revelations in infanticide case

May 7, 2008, 6:03 AM | Article By: By Malamin Conteh & Yerro Mballow

The Guinean lady, who allegedly caused the death of her newly born baby, on Monday made disturbing revelations at the Bundung Magistrates' Court as her trial over infanticide continues.

Jainaba Jallow, currently in detention at the State Central Prison in Banjul, told the court that she has been driven away by her husband after the two had a misunderstanding and, at a time when she was pregnant.

"After being driven out of the house, I got a house in Sanchaba Sulay Jobe to dwell in until such time I could gather some money to go back to Guinea to deliver as I had no relative in The Gambia," she recalled.

"But during the struggle to gather money to go back to Guinea, I had a problem with my stomach which reflected on the foetus. On 18 February 2008, my stomach began to pain but my plea for help wasn't heeded. I struggled with the foetus until I gave birth but the child was born still. I notified my landlord who later reported the matter to Bakoteh police station."

The case continues on 13 May 2008.