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Lovers Remanded at Mile 2

Jan 7, 2009, 7:03 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba & Binta Fatty

Isatou Jallow of Brikama on Monday 5thJanuary 2009 appeared before Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Brikama Magistrates' Court accused of assault causing actually bodily harm contrary to section 228 of the criminal code cap 10 Vol. III laws of The Gambia.

According to the particulars of the offence, on or about the 2ndJanuary 2009 at Brikama Taitam bar, the accused unlawful assaulted one Mr. Lamin Ceesay her boyfriend by hitting him with a bottle thereby causing him actually bodily harm.

When the charge was read to her and interpreted in her own local language she pleaded not guilty.

According to the accused person, she was engaged to the boy for over three years and within that three years they were staying together in the same house. She further stated that on New Years Day while she was sitting with her friend, the boyfriend came and started insulting her and beat her then she also hit him with a bottle to defend herself.

Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh told the court that the accused together with the complainant should be remanded in Mile II until 13thJanuary 2009.