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Infanticide suspect admitted burying her baby alive

Feb 15, 2010, 4:26 PM | Article By: Sainey MK Marenah

Witness tells court

Lamin Danso a police officer has informed the Special Criminal Court that an accused person, Fatou Tamba, had confessed to burying her newly-born baby alive during interrogation.

Mr. Danso was testifying recently for the prosecution in the infanticide trial involving Fatou Tamba, who was indicted for allegedly burying her newly-born baby sometime last year at the Kanifing Estate.

He told the court that one Ndey Ndong gave him information about a neighbour who gave birth to a newly-born baby, but the baby was nowhere to be found.

Mr. Danso said that after receiving the information, he and Detective Dampha went to locate the accused Fatou Tamba, whom they arrested and took to the police station.

He further told the court that the accused in person led them to the place where she buried the baby, and in the event they recovered the spade allegedly used.

The deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, M Abodoulahi, applied to tender the said spade as an exhibit, and his application was granted without any objection from the defence counsel, Cumbeh Gaye-Coker.

Justice Richards adjourned the case to 24th February 2010.