Jatta, a 70-year-old hunter, was yesterday paraded before magistrate
Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and charged with murder.
accused told the court he did not kill the victim intentionally.
was hunting at night, saw something in the bush and thought it was an antelope;
fired and heard the victim scream, and identified himself, Jatta told the
said he told the victim he should have identified himself before he fired the
a result, a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf by the magistrate.
this juncture, the police prosecuting officer, Sergeant 656 Jaiteh, applied to
the court to transfer the case to the High Court and to remand the accused
application was granted by the court, which transferred the matter to the High
Court, and remanded the accused.
alleged that the accused, Samsideen Jatta, in February 2017, between Dimbaya
and Nannieto village in the West Coast Region and diverse places in The Gambia,
intentionally and unlawfully shot one Mamud Sey with an SB gun, leading to his