Feb 1, 2012, 1:08 PM
Alieu Mendy, who claimed to be a Grade 11 student, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly threatening to kill his grandmother.
On 27 October 2014, the prosecuting officer, Sergeant Oley Bobb, called two witnesses to testify against the accused.
Alieu Nyang, testifying on behalf of the prosecution, told the court that he lives at Serrekunda Barrtess and he is an electrician.
He said he recognised the accused.
He told the court that he could recall what happened on 22 August 2014, and that he knows the complainant, who is the grandmother of the accused.
Nyang adduced that the incident occurred on 22 August 2014, between 11 p.m. and 12 midnight.
While he was in his house, the complainant came to him and asked him to assist her because the accused was threatening her with a knife, adding that the complainant told him that the accused demanded D200 from her.
He further testified that he then went to the complainant’s house with one Ebrima Barry.
Nyang said while he was in the complainant’s house, Ebrima Barry seized the knife from the accused by twisting his hand at the back, adding that they took the accused out of the house.
The following morning, the complainant went to the police to report the matter, and that his statement was recorded.
Under cross-examination, the accused said he had no questions for the witness.
The second witness, Ebrima Barry, gave almost the same evidence as Alieu Nyang had given.
At the end of his testimony, the accused said he had no questions for the witness.
The case was adjourned to 10 November 2014, for the accused to open his defence.
At this juncture, the accused appealed to the court to grant him bail, but his application was not granted.
Magistrate Bojang told him that he is a threat to society, and would remain remanded at Mile 2 Prisons until the end of the case.