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Hospital yet to release medical report in murder case of mentally imbalanced

May 5, 2015, 10:44 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Kalipha Bojang, head of the prison officials that escort remand prisoners to the high court, yesterday informed the court they were yet to receive the medical report on the accused, Ebrima Jallow, a mentally imbalanced person accused of murder, before Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

When the case was called, Justice Amadi asked about whereabouts of the accused and the prison officer said the accused was in remand at Mile 2.

Mr Bojang said as ordered by the court on the last sittings, the accused was taken to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital for medical examination, but they were yet to receive the report.

Asked by the judge how they would know if the report was ready, Bojang said that at the prisons they have a medical unit that would do the follow-up.

State counsel O. Danso then asked the court to give them a long adjournment date so by that time the report would be ready.

The case was then adjourned to 3 June 2015.

According to the indictment, the accused, Ebrima Jallow, on 2 December 2014 at Manjai, unlawfully caused the death of one Sulayman Janneh by striking him on the head with a wooden axe, and thereby committed an offence. 

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