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Trial commences in prohibition of conduct case

Jan 11, 2016, 1:50 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

(Friday, 8 January 2016 Issue)

Trial commenced recently in the case involving one Momar Manneh, accused of prohibition of conduct conducive to a breach of the peace, before Magistrate Wilson of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Testifying, the first prosecution witness (PW1), Ndey Ngum, said she is a businesswoman and recognised the accused person.

She recalled that on 24 July 2015, she was at her workplace when her bother’s wife, one Fatou Barry, called to inform her that the accused was beating her maid.

She went to the Mobile Police station and explained to one police officer, who advised her to go to the Kanifing Police Station, adding that she told the officer that she was not going there.

She was asked by the officer why, and she told him that this was not the first time the accused was beating her maid, and whenever she reported the matter to the said police station, they only advised the accused.

The police officer wrote a note and told her to go with him to the Bulldozer police, she told the court, adding that they found one Sgt Colley, who wrote her statement and called one commander Jagne, who also wrote her statement again.

She said she also told commander Jagne that this was a family issue going on for about 20 years now.

The accused was later arrested by the Bulldozer officers and taken to their office, she said.

The case was adjourned until 18 January 2016.