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RVTH Image Maker Testifies

Nov 17, 2009, 12:39 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Mr. Babucarr Ngum, the Public Relations Officer of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) yesterday testified in the trial of one Omar Jah at the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

Omar Jah is standing trial on a charge of prohibition of conduct, that's conducive to the breach of peace.

According to the particulars of offence, on 19 October 2009, at the premises of the State House in the city of Banjul, with intent to provoke breach of the peace, the accused Omar Jah behaved in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace.

Testifying before Magistrate Emmanuel Nkea, PRO Ngum stated that since the Cuban doctors are not allowed to appear in court under the Protocol Act, and as the spokesperson for the hospital, he was instructed to give an account on the medical report that was prepared by the Cuban doctors.

He stated that the medical report of the accused person was for three faces: Maniatic, Normal and Depression which, according to him, each contributed to the accused person?s aggressiveness.

He told the court that he was informed that the accused person was admitted at the Tankan Tankan Clinic at RVTH, noting that he could not tell whether at the time of the alleged offence the accused was mentally disturbed.

When asked by Prosecutor Badjie whether he could confirm the accused as an insane, he said it is hard to say by looking at him.

At that juncture, the court ordered the medical doctor to come and give an account of his report.

The case was then adjourned to 19 October 2009.