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PW1 testifies in assault case

Oct 4, 2010, 1:33 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The trial involving Sam Dubois, Adama Dubois and Isatou Jah who are arraigned before Magistrate Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court on charges of assault proceeded recently with the testimony of the first prosecution witness.

In her testimony before the court, Binta Sanyang told the court that she recognised the accused persons, and could recalled what happened on the 12th of September 2010 at Bakau Farokono, when the second accused, Adama Dubois took a charcoal pot with fire and threw it on her. She added that from that moment on all the accused persons joined in beating her.

According to her, one Fatou Sanyang separated them, took her to her house and advised her after which she returned home.

"After I felt some internal pain and I called my taxi driver to take me to Bakau Newtown health centre," the witness stated.

She adduced that she reported the matter to the Bakau Police Station, and was escorted by a police officer to the health centre. "I was checked, and given some medication," she told the court.

The witness revealed that later she still felt pains, and again reported to Bakau health centre. "I was referred to RVTH where I was issued with a medical certificate," she added. She adduced that she made her statement at Bakau Police Station before going to the health centre.

The police prosecutor, CPL Colley applied to tender the broom and the charcoal pot, which were admitted by the court as exhibits.

The Magistrate subsequently adjourned the case to 5 October 2010 for continuation.