Prosecution closes case in 'paedophile' trial
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The prosecution, led by S.H. Barkum, closed its case on Monday, September 28, 2009, in the criminal case involving the State and one Ebrima John before Justice Moses Richards of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.
The accused is alleged to have defiled a girl under the age of 18 at Boiram Village in the Upper Fulladu West District of CRR. The prosecution on Monday recalled one Gibril Njie, a prosecution witness, who informed the court that the victim of the alleged crime was born on September 11, 1993.
The witness maintained that the date of birth he gave to the court was not false despite the fact that he could not produce the alleged victim's birth certificate. The witness said he knows the date because he was present when the alleged victim was born. According to the evidence of the alleged victim, a student, the accused had given her his phone to charge at her school.
According to her, after charging the phone, she took it back to the accused who then gave her black mint which she licked and consequently fell asleep.
She added that when she woke up, she realized that the accused had had carnal knowledge of her after noticing sperm, blood stains and feeling pain around her private parts. The matter was adjourned to October 14, 2009, for the defence to file a written no case to answer submission before the court.
Author: by Sidiq Asemoto