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Police officer testifies in rape case

Mar 10, 2014, 9:46 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Tambering Jammeh, a police officer attached to the Bundung Borehole Police Station, recently testified in a rape case involving one Momodou Korka Jallow before Justice Emmanuel Ahmadi of the Special Criminal Court.

Officer Jammeh told the court that he recognised the accused person, as there was defilement complaint brought against the accused, but was later changed to rape.

He said he was assigned to obtain his cautionary statement, and in doing so, he asked the accused about his particulars, and he read the cautionary wording to the accused in the language he understood.

The accused, after reading the cautionary statement to him, said he understood and thumb-printed.

He said he then asked the accused to narrate his side of the story in the language he claimed to understand, and after writing down the accused’s statement he read it over to him in the same language.

He said the accused said it was correct, and he, the witness, signed below the document.

The prosecutor applied to tender the cautionary statement in evidence as exhibit, but there was no objection from the defence.

The cautionary statement was admitted in evidence as exhibit.

The case was adjourned till 11 March 2014.