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Witness Testifies In Assault Case

Nov 23, 2009, 2:49 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

One Mariama Jammeh, was the latest prosecution witness to testify in the assault case before the Kanifing Magistrates' Court involving Kissima Conteh who is charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.

Testifying before the court, Mariama Jammeh, a teacher by profession told the court that she recognised the accused Kissima Conteh and could recall on 15th September 2009. She said she also knows the complainant, Saikou Sidibeh.

According to her, on 14th September 2009, the accused came to her compound and asked the complainant for money, of which the complainant told him he has no money and asked him to leave the compound.

She added that the accused came back the next day while the complainant and her were coming from the Mosque, and the accused who was hiding from a truck stoned the complainant.

Further testifying, the witness told the court that police officers on patrol got the accused arrested and took both of them to Serekunda Police Station, while the complainant was taken to the Serekunda Health Centre for medical treatment.

Hearing continues.