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Mother testifies against her son

Sep 17, 2010, 1:08 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

One Bintu Jaiteh recently testified against her son, Yankuba Minteh, before Magistrate Ceesay of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

Bintu Jaiteh, the complainant, told the court that she lives at Bakau Faro Kono, and that she recognised the accused person, who is her son.

According to her, on 11th August 2010, she was coming from the mosque and found two boys fighting in the street.

She said she asked one of the boys, Lamin Sanneh, to follow her to her residence.

While she was addressing him, the accused came in and demanded his lunch. In reply, she said, she told him to be patient, since his sister, Isatou Minteh, just finished cooking but went to Banjul to collect her parcel.

Her son, she added, then told her that she did not want to give him food, and subsequently started to insult her.

As she was going to report the matter to their relatives, the accused picked a big stone, and followed her.

Still testifying, she told the court that on the following day, when her daughter, Isatou, was cleaning the compound, the accused came in and stepped on her foot. And when she attempted to separate them, the accused person deliberately gave her a blow on her forehead.

On the third day, the accused came into her room and switched off the radio, while she was listening to it.

As she was going to lodge a complaint, her son followed her, threatening to kill her, and she went back to her sitting room.

"While I was sitting, the accused threw a knife at me," she told the court.

She then reported the matter to the Bakau Police Station, and the accused was arrested.

The second prosecution witness, Isatou Minteh, also adduced evidence that corroborated that of her mother.

Meanwhile, the accused, Yankuba Minteh, also gave evidence in defence of the allegation against him.

Subsequently, the case was adjourned to 27th September 2010, for judgment.