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Witness testifies in assault case

Oct 16, 2015, 10:11 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore-Njie

Fatoumatta Jallow, the second prosecution witness (PW2), recently testified in the trial involving one Modou Lamin Dibba, accused of assault causing actual bodily harm, before Magistrate Mb’ai of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Ms Jallow told the court that she recognised the accused, and could recall what happened on 28 August 2015.

She was living with her boyfriend, the accused and, on that day, she wanted to go out because she had a problem with the accused.

The accused told her that she would not go out, and after a while the accused went out and left her watching television in the house, she said.

The accused came and told her to give him D100, and she told him that she had no money, adding that the accused told her that was not true.

The accused went out and came back into the house, where he met her lying on the bed and he asked her about her friend, and she told him that the friend left.

The accused told her that she did not answer, because he told her not to go out, and the accused told her that they should end their relationship, which she agreed to.

The accused then hit her on her face with his hand and on her back, then took an astray and hit her on her nose.

She said blood started oozing from her mouth and nose, and her head was swollen. She asked the accused to let her go to the pharmacy, but he refused.

The accused told her that he had some medicine, and there was no need for her to go to the pharmacy.

After the accused left the house, she went to Kololi Police Station to report the matter, and the accused was arrested.

The police officer took the bed sheet, the clothes she was wearing stained with blood and the astray.

She was later taken to Kanifing hospital, where she was treated and discharged.

Her statement was later recorded, she told the court.

The case was adjourned to 21October 2015.