Feb 11, 2009, 2:37 AM
Rash and negligent act case involving one Lamin Ceesay was recently heard at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Emmanuel Nkea.
Testifying for the prosecution, Ousman S. Fadera told the court that he is a police officer attached to the Brikama Mobile Traffic Unit. He said he recognised the accused person and could recall on 14th September 2009.
According to him, on the day in question, he was instructed to go and attend a postmortum at the RVTH in Bunjul. He added that he took the photos of the deceased, Bakary Bah.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Colley applied to tender the photos as exhibits. However, defence counsel Buba Jawo objected to the tendering of the said photos on the grounds that the witness is not the right person to tender the photos. He argued that the witness was not the one who took the photos, adding that the photos were not from a proper custody.
In response, the police prosecutor, Sgt. Colley submitted that the witness was present when the photos were being taken, and that the said photos were from a proper custody.
However, the presiding magistrate Emmanuel Nkea overruled the defence counsel’s objection, and subsequently admitted the said photos as exhibits.
The case was adjourned to 6th September 2010 for continuation.