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PW1 cross-examined in murder case

Nov 28, 2014, 10:35 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Momodou Jarra was Thursday cross-examined in an alleged murder case involving one Makang Sissoho before Justice Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

In his testimony under cross-examination, Jarra told the court that he did not tell the police that the deceased spoke to him and he did not also tell the police that the accused killed somebody.

The statement was shown to him and when asked if that was the statement he gave to the police, he answered in the affirmative.

The legal aid counsel applied to tender the said statement, which was admitted in court as evidence without any objection from the state counsel.

The witness said the deceased told him he had not done anything to the man who stabbed him.

He argued that he spoke to the deceased at the scene and at the hospital, saying he did not see the accused kill anybody.

The case continues on 19 January 2015.

The charge sheet read that the accused on 31 May 2014, in Banjul unlawfully caused the death of one Jakaria Tangara by stabbing him in the stomach with a knife knowing it would kill him.