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Witness testifies in assault case

Apr 13, 2015, 10:15 AM | Article By: Nyimansata Cham

One Fatou Marong of Banjulinding recently testified in an assault case involving one Kani Sanyang, at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jaiteh.

In her testimony, she recalled on 28 February 2015, at the Banjul International Airport when she fought with the accused, Kani Sanyang.

The complainant told the court she had been working with the accused and that she was the one who would normally relieve the accused from duty.

Designated as the first prosecution witness (PW1), Ms Marong noted that she was with her supervisor when the accused was handing over to her, but she did not know the accused was still in the office.

She added that she was then coming towards the office when she saw the accused, Kani Sanyang, close the door of the office and was coming towards her.

She further testified that the accused then hit her and as she wanted to turn, she lost balance and fell down, then the accused punched her and grabbed her neck.

She said that when she was trying to defend herself, the accused put one of her fingers in her eye and blood started coming out.

The supervisor heard them and came to separate them, she said, adding that she reported the matter to the Airport Police Station and she was escorted by two police officers to Banjulinding Health Centre.

She was later referred to Kanifing Hospital and to EFSTH in Banjul and was again referred back to Kanifing eye clinic, where a doctor attended to her.

The medical report, medical certificate and the receipt were shown to her and she identified them.

The prosecutor applied to tender the said medical documents and the accused did not raise any objection to the tendering of the medical documents, which were admitted by the court as exhibits.

The case was adjourned till 14 April 2015.

Accoding to the particulars of offence, the accused, Kani Sanyang, on 28 February 2015, at the Banjul International Airport, unlawfully assaulted one Fatou Marong by punching her, and thereby committed an offence.