The Point (Banjul)

25 January 2013

Gambia: Alleged Robbery Case Continues

The robbery case involving one Gibby Sey continued recently at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

It continued with the cross-examination of the fourth prosecution witness (PW4), one Samba Bah, a resident of Sukuta town in the Kombo North District of the West Coast Region.

The witness under cross-examination told the court he recognised the accused person and could recall what happened on the day in question.

"I was not physically present when the accused was robbing the complainant, but I went to the scene of the crime, and I found the accused at the scene of the crime together with the people who caught him," he said.

"I cannot say the accused was not beaten but I did not beat him, and I did not see anybody assaulting him," the witness further told the court.

PW4 further told the Special Criminal Court that he was a passerby, and fortunately met the crime, and then intervened to keep the peace, adding that he later gave a statement at the police.

He said if he sees the said statement he would be able to recognise it.

The case continues.

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