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Police officer testifies for threatening violence case

Jan 14, 2011, 1:50 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Buba Dampha, a police officer, attached to the Kanifing Estate Station, Wednesday testified at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Tabally, in the trial of one Omar B. Ceesay, who was charged with assault, causing actual bodily harm and threatening violence.

Testifying before the court, 1st Class 2884 Dampha said he recognised the accused and could recall the date of the incident.

He revealed that he was on duty when a complaint was received against one Mr Ceesay for threatening violence.

He further adduced that he went to the accused’s compound and identified himself as a police officer, while the accused was holding his house key.

"The accused stabbed me with a key in my head and I sustained injury," first class Dampha explained.

He added that the accused was arrested and brought to the Kanifing Estate Police Station.

Officer Dampha indicated that he was later escorted to Serrekunda Health Centre for medical treatment and was treated and discharged, adding that he was issued with a medical document.

Prosecuting officer, Gomez, applied to tender the said medical document, which was admitted in evidence without any objection.

Under cross-examination, the witness denied that the accused hit him with his hand.

According to the charge sheet on count one, the accused on 22 December 2010, at Old Jeshwang, assaulted one Buba Dampha by stabbing him with a house key in his head thereby caused him actual bodily harm.

Count two indicated that the accused on the same date and place, with intent to intimidate, insulted his parents and threatened to kill them by brandishing a big stick to them.

The case was then adjourned to 17 January 2011.