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Police officer cross-examined in alleged murder case

May 27, 2013, 10:26 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Lamin Jammeh, a police officer, who was attached to the Brikamaba Police Station at the time of the alleged incident, was recently cross-examined in the ongoing murder case involving one Lamin Ceesay, a native of Brikamaba village, in the Central River Region (CRR).

Under cross-examination, the witness told the Special Criminal Court, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea, that he did not see the deceased lying under the mango tree after he was alleged to have been stabbed by the accused person.

He added that it was one Kekuta Jarra, who informed him about the incident.

He further told the court that he visited the scene of the crime, as well as the compound of the accused person, stating that the information he gathered was obtained from the general public.

Officer Jammeh disclosed that he was part of the officers who went to the house of the accused to effect arrest on him at night, adding that they followed his footprints to the compound where he was arrested.

“I never saw the accused stabbing the deceased with a knife,” he said.

The case continues.