The Point (Banjul)

22 February 2013

Gambia: Court Witness Testifies in Manslaughter Case

Professor Mustapha Ali Khalid of RVTH recently testified as a court witness in the manslaughter case involving Alhagie Lamin Bawo and Amie Saine, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

Professor Khalid told the court the death of the deceased was caused by a shock, as a result of the fracture on his neck, further stating that it was also possible that the act of putting his neck in the small hole on the wall caused the fracture on the neck.

He said it could also be possible by twisting the neck of the deceased.

Under cross-examination, he told the court the cause of the death of the deceased was a shock, adding that the superficial wound, the injuries, and multiple wounds on the face, and looking at the picture, he suggested that some violence was carried out on the deceased.

He added that he carried out the postmortem on the deceased, and issued the report, and signed it, saying Alieu B. Jeng was present when the postmortem was carried out on the deceased Ebrima Jobe.

The case continues on 25 February 2013, for address by both sides.

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