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Trial case of seven counts begins

Oct 10, 2011, 2:35 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The seven-count trial involving one Muhammed Jallow opened recently at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alagba.

Muhammed Jallow is being tried on a seven-count charge of robbery with violence, burglary, stealing, willful damage to property, assault causing actual bodily harm, another assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal trespass.

Testifying for the prosecution, Muhammed M. Jagana told the court he recognised the accused and could recall 13 September 2011.

He said that on the aforementioned date between 3:30 and 4:00am, he heard a loud scream coming from the room across his niece and daughter’s room.

Jagana added that he woke up to see what was happening and saw the accused rushing out from his daughter’s room, adding that he chased him and the accused entered the kitchen and attempted to pick up a knife.

According to him, his wife also came out and the accused hit her and she fell down, adding that the accused later broke the door glass as he was trying to escape.

He later called his watchman and someone opened the back door through the kitchen, he said, adding that the watchman came in and they conducted a search on the accused person.

He said they found a knife, pair of scissors, car keys with an additional car key which does not belong to them, and D500 the accused took from their dining table.

Also found on the accused, were laptop marked Dell, QCell mobile phone and Samsung phone, which the accused packed in a bag.

Mr Jagana further informed the court that he sustained injuries to his hand while his wife suffered a fracture in her leg, adding that he reported the matter to the Kairaba Police Station, where he made his statement.

They later went to Serrekunda Health Centre for treatment.

Hearing continues on 12 October 2011.