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Murder trial set for judgment

Nov 4, 2016, 10:13 AM | Article By: Bruce Asemota

The murder trial involving the state and one Basiru Bah came up on Wednesday 2 November 2016, before Justice Otaba Entangara Obo of the High Court in Banjul.

The accused, Basiru Bah, was charged with the offence.

The prosecution alleged that the accused on 10 February 2012, at Yerro Jula Village in Kiang in the Lower River Region caused the death of one Gallo Njie by stabbing him with a knife.

The prosecution called five witnesses and tendered several exhibits to prove the charge against the accused.

During the court sitting on Wednesday, both the defence and state counsel adopted their briefs of arguments, and the defence counsel urged the said court to acquit and discharge the accused, whilst the state counsel, A. Yakubu, urged the court to convict the accused accordingly.

The presiding judge then adjourned the matter until 22 November 2016, for judgment.