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Woman testifies against brother-in-law

Mar 15, 2010, 10:52 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Mary Mendy, a complainant recently testified against her brother-in-law, Daniel Eben Thomas before Magistrate Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

In her testimony, Mary Mendy told the court that she lives in Kanifing South and is a healthcare worker, and that she recognised the accused, Daniel Eben Thomas.

According to her, on 1st May 2009, she arrived from England, when she realised that the padlock to her matrimonial house was changed, and could not get access to the house.

She further narrated that she went to the Kanifing Police Station and explained the matter, who provided her police escort to change the padlock. She said prior to this, she obtained the consent of her husband, R.E.F. Eben Thomas, who lives in England.

She noted that tenants pay rents to her and that the tenancy agreement had expired, which she went to re-do.

She further testified that she got a welderman to change the lock and within ten minutes the accused came and started attacking everybody, asking them to leave the house. She stated that the accused then kicked the leg of one Massaneh Demba and repeatedly threatened to kill them.

She went on to say that the accused assaulted her and also threatened to kill her. She revealed that the accused continued to attack her, even though he was advised by some people not to do so.

She narrated that the accused attacked the welderman, Modou Jagne, and pushed him until his machine was damaged.

She said the matter was finally reported to the police.

She adduced further that she went to the clinic along with Massaneh for treatment of their injuries, where they were referred to the RVTH.

Prosecuting officer, ASP Sanneh represented the IGP, while Lawyer Sagarr Jahateh represented the accused.