20 November 2012

Gambia: Witness Ends Testimony in Prison Officers' Case

Bekai Bojang, a witness a in the ongoing prison case involving 14 ex prison officers from the Old Jeshwang prison, ended his testimony yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court.

The witness, in concluding his evidence, told the court that after classifying the finger prints of the suspects he prepared a report and gave it to his commissioner.

At this stage, the prosecution asked the witness that if he is shown the report will be able to identify it? The witness answered in the positive. He was shown the report and he admitted that it is the very one.

The presiding magistrate asked all the accused persons if they have any objection and they all said they do not have any to the report. It was then tendered as an exhibit in court.

The case was subsequently adjourned for cross examination of the witness.

14 prison officers are standing trial and are charged with office breaking contrary to Section 283, stealing contrary to Section 252 and negligence of official duties contrary to Section 113 of the Criminal Code.

The case continues December 3rd.

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