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Police officer testifies in murder trial

May 24, 2013, 1:10 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

A police officer, Lamin Jammeh, recently testified before Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court, in a murder case involving one Lamin Ceesay, a native of Brikamaba village.

Officer Jammeh told the court that he was attached to Brikamaba Police Station at the time of the alleged offence.

He added that he could recall what happened on14 June 2001, while he was at the charge office at the police station.

He said he received a complaint from one Kekuta Jarra that one Modou Lamin Bayo was stabbed with a knife, and was left lying under a mango tree.

“I then dispatched one constable Jawo to the scene of the crime. He (Constable Jawo) took Bayo (now deceased) to the Brikamaba Health Centre, where they were referred to Bansang Hospital,” he said.

Officer Jammeh added that he did not visit the deceased while admitted at the Bansang Hospital.

“I later received information from the public that it was the accused that stabbed the deceased,” officer Jammeh testified.

He added: “Other officers and I went to the scene of the crime, but the accused was nowhere to be seen. We were told that the accused had just ran away, and we followed his footprints and later found him at Yerra Jang Kunda, where one of the officers took a knife from his pocket and then we took him to the station.”

The case continues.