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Watchman testifies in assault case

Aug 27, 2014, 11:59 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

The second prosecution witness, Kebba Sonko, a watchman, recently testified in the common assault case involving one Saikou Jawneh, before Magistrate Bojang of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

In his testimony, Sonko told the court he knew the accused person as they are neighbours, saying he also knew the complainant, Binta Bayo.

He recalled 3 June 2014, when he was from work, and his landlord called to ask him whether he knew there was a quarrel in the compound, but he told him he was just from work.

According to him, the landlord asked him to call the complainant’s husband and the accused to tell them he wanted them to vacate his compound, which he did.

He said the complainant told the accused that she did not want him to beat her child, and the accused told the complainant that he beat the child and when her husband came, he would beat him too.

He added that as they were talking, the accused turned towards the complainant, adding that he (the witness) rushed and got hold of the accused.

He said during the push and pull, the accused beat the complainant and the complainant insulted the accused’s mother.

He added that he got hold of the accused again and took him out of the compound while they were insulting each other, adding that the accused escaped from him and hit the complainant on her chest and she fell down.

The case was adjourned till 8 September 2014.