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Witness cross-examined in murder case

Jan 23, 2013, 10:39 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

One Jainaba Manneh, who served as the third prosecution witness (PW3), was recently cross-examined by the defence counsel from the Legal Aid in the murder case involving one Muhammed Sonko.

The accused, Muhammed Sonko, was charged with the murder of one Pa David Demba at London Corner before the Banjul High Court presided over by Justice M. Abdoullah.

The witness told the Banjul High Court that he was at the scene of the crime when the alleged offence was committed by the accused, Muhammed Sonko.

She told the court under cross-examination that the deceased Pa David Demba is her boyfriend, while the accused person is her neighbour.

I was present at the scene, and I instructed a child to call one Edward, who was a friend to the deceased,” she said.

She said that shortly after the fight, the deceased was rushed to the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Bundung, and later to the police station, but she was not present at the police station.

She further testified under cross-examination that the elder sister of the accused gathered sticks and gave it to his brother to assault Edward and the deceased, which was used by the accused person.

When she was told by the Legal Aid counsel that she was not speaking the truth, she maintained that all what she had told the court was the truth, because she was present at the scene of the crime.

Hearing continues.