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Multiple offence criminal trial continues

Apr 20, 2011, 5:28 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The multiple offence criminal trial involving Lamin Jammeh, Foday Jammeh and Kabiro Jatta continued recently at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Babucarr Secka.

The accused persons are standing trial on twelve-count charges ranging from criminal trespass, to common assault, threatening violence, and maliciousness to property.

In his testimony, Ebrima Colley told the court that on12 July 2009, at Berending village he was with Siaka Colley, Lamin Colley and Isatou Colley, weeding their orchard.

He said they saw a vehicle approaching them and the three accused persons got out from the vehicle, adding that the first accused, Lamin Jammeh, jumped over the fence to the orchard.

According to him, when the first accused reached them, he pulled out a pistol and told them to leave the orchard or else he would shoot them with a gun.

The witness further testified that the first accused also produced a handcuff and wanted to handcuff his elder brother, Siaka Colley, but Siaka refused, adding that the accused threatened to kill Siaka if he refused to be handcuffed.

The accused also slapped Siaka Colley and insulted his mother and told them to leave the orchard, he said, adding that the first accused later poured on the floor their food and water while the second and third accused were standing near the vehicle.

He added that they went home and informed their father, who also reported the matter to the village alkalo. The matter was later reported to the Brikama Police Station, he added.

At that juncture, the case was adjourned till 26 April 2011.