Alleged witch murderer case continues
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The criminal trial of Lamin Faye resumed on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 before Justice Moses Richards of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.
The accused is alleged to have murdered one Mustapha Jammeh by stabbing him with a knife on June 12, 2009 in Gunjur village, Kombo South district of Western Region. Testifying before the court, Police Prosecutor Lamin Dampha of the Major Crime Unit in Banjul police headquarters , said he came to know the accused on June 15, 2009 whilst he was on duty when he received a case file together with the accused from one Inspector Jarjue of the Gunjur Police Station.
The witness said the accused case file was assigned to him and when he perused the file, he later confronted the accused and made statements. The witness further said during interrogation, the accused told him that the deceased followed him spiritually, he reported the matter to Gunjur Police Station and the deceased was called by the police and warned ;but the following day the deceased was again following him. He then decided to attack and stab the deceased with a knife and then reported himself to the police.
Author: by Sidiq Asemota