Two in Court for Murder

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Two men were yesterday brought to the Bundung Magistrates’ Court for being part of a ring that allegedly killed a 56-year old woman.

Maxjomben Samuel, Moulsinga Pascal, Kameni Allen Patrick and Affam, blamed for the killing of the 56-year old Ms. Wodjie Opoue, were on Monday formally charged with murder, contrary to the Laws of The Gambia.

The charge sheet, as read in court, indicated that the quartet on or about 10 February 2008, conspired to kill Ms. Opoue in the exclusive Brusubi area in Western Region of The Gambia. The deceased was allegedly murdered while in the company of her boyfriend, Abdou Wahab.

In a separate development, the four alleged murderers of Ms. Opoue were also charged with five separate counts of criminal trespass, assault, hauling abusive language, stealing and assault, occasioning actual bodily harm. They stand accused of stealing a mobile phone, wrist watch, 28,000 CFA and D6000; properties of Abdou Wahab.

At the time of going to Press, the two of the four charged men were at large but the others who were present did not enter a plea because the counsel for one of them was not present in court.

The case, presided over by Magistrate Kumba Sillah-Janneh, resumes March 10.

Author: By Malamin Conteh & Yerro Mballow
Source: The Point