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PW1 testifies in alleged assault case

Nov 3, 2014, 5:04 PM | Article By: Fatou Jallow

(Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue)
The first prosecution witness (PW1), John Mendy, recently testified in the trial involving one Esaika Dukureh, who was charged with assault before Magistrate M. Sarre of the Bundung Magistrates’ court.

John Mendy told the court that he knew the accused person and was an eye-witness to the incident.

He was at a shop which was opposite the accused’s tailoring shop, when he saw the accused telling the complainant to leave his shop.

The complainant on his way out fell at the door, but he did not know if it was the accused who pushed him.

Mendy further told the court that he heard the accused saying the complainant took something from the shop and that upon chasing him the complainant fell.

Later the accused told him that he has some joint pain in his hand, and he advised him to see the doctor, Mendy continued.

On the following day, he was informed that the accused person was at the police station; and he and one Kinteh went to the station to bail the accused.

Under cross-examination, Mendy said he was present at the place where the incident happened, but did not see the complainant being assaulted.

Asked how come the complainant sustained injuries, he said he saw no injuries with the complainant.

The case was adjourned to 13 September, 2014, for continuation.