Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of High Court in Banjul cautioned prosecution not to bring any witness who did not make statement to the police to the court and warned that any witness who comes to court and lie would be sent to Mile Two Prisons.
Justice Jaiteh made this declaration yesterday, 22nd October, 2018 after the prosecuting counsel informed the court of its intention to call an additional witness after the 4th prosecution witness, Modou Lamin Jammeh of the EFSTH was cross examined by defence counsel, F.C. Forster in the murder trial of Francis Saine. Mr Saine has been indicted with a single count of murder contrary to Section 187 of the Criminal Code Cap 10, Vol III, laws of The Gambia, 2009.
The accused person is alleged to have hit one Eli Ndene, a 76-year-old woman multiple times, causing injuries to her head resulting in her death on the 7th of October, 2015 at Kunkunjang village in the Kombo North District, West Coast.
Modou Lamin Jammeh, who tendered the post mortem report of the deceased, averred in his testimony that there was a head injury on the skull bone; a wound measuring three centimeters deep.
He said when the deceased skull was opened, they found hemorrhage in the brain due to a sharp object which could be a knife or an iron.
The witness revealed that there was also a large blood clot outside the skull.
Responding to questions posed by defence counsel, F.C. Forster, the witness confirmed that the late Dr. Khaled conducted the post mortem and he (the witness) took part in the exercise.
The witness told the court that the cause of death as stated by Dr. Khaled is hemorrhage of the brain.
Hearing continues on the 30th October, 2018.
Author: Bruce Asemota