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Woman Arraigned For Allegedly Maltreating 3-Year-Old Child

Sep 15, 2009, 5:44 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

A woman was yesterday arraigned at a Magistrates' Court in Kanifing for an alleged offence of maltreating a 3-year-old girl.

An accusing finger was being pointed at Moris Sanyang, a Guinea-Bissau national, for maltreating a 3-year-old girl under her guardianship.

According to the charge sheet, the accused between August and September 2009, at Old Jeshwang in the Kanifing Municipality, while having in custody a 3-year-old girl (name withheld) maltreated her, and in so doing, inflicted some injuries on her.

Moris Sanyang, who completely denied the charge, told the court that she is an aunt to the said child, who is said to be in the custody of Social Welfare, pending the outcome of case.

The presiding magistrate, Joseph Ikpala, remanded the accused on a bail of D100, 000.

The case was adjourned to 24th September 2009 for hearing.