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Man Jailed for Girl Friend Affairs

Dec 24, 2008, 3:13 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba & Binta Fatty

One Pa Modou Jabang on Monday 22ndDecember 2008 appeared before Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Brikama Magistrates' Court for assault causing actual bodily harm.

According to the statement of the offence on 14thDecember 2008 at Wellingara village, the accused unlawfully assaulted one Lamin Saidy by stabbing him with a broken bottle on his forehead thereby causing him actual bodily harm.

When the charge was read to him he pleaded guilty.

According to the facts revealed by the prosecutor CPL 1781 Kinteh told the court that it occurred on the above date. He said both the Complainant and the accused share the same girl friend. He said the girl friend first visited the complainant and later told him that she was going to bed. But instead she went to see the accused person also at Tabokoto. He added that the complainant upon receiving the information went to Tabokoto where he met her with the accused and took her to his house. He said on their way going they were followed by the accused, who then stabbed the complainant with a broken bottle on his forehead thereby causing him injury.

He further stated that the complainant reported the matter to the Wellingara police station and the accused was later arrested and taken to the police station were he was charged.

He was subsequently sentenced to two weeks imprisonment. He was also ordered to pay compensation of D500 in default to serve one -week imprisonment.