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Judgement set in Bakoteh manslaughter case

Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul recently adjourned the manslaughter case involving Alhagie Lamin Bawo and Amie Saine, husband and wife, both residents of Bakoteh Layout, for judgement.

The development followed the address filed by both the defence and state counsels.

The case was then adjourned till 6 March 2013, for judgement.

The accused persons were alleged to have caused the death of one Ebrima Jobe at Bakoteh Layout some time in 2012.

It could be recalled that the prosecution called several witnesses and tendered exhibits in support of their case, while the accused persons also opened their defence and gave oral evidence in court.

The court, in its endeavour to ascertain the cause of the death of the deceased, also called a witness who is a pathologist and a chief consultant at the RVTH.

The court’s witness in his evidence stated that the cause of the death of the deceased was shock, and a fracture on the neck, stating that it was also possible that the act of putting his head into the small hole on the wall, or twisting the neck could have caused the death of the deceased.

He also suggested that some form of violence was carried out on the deceased.