Scientist testifies in court

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pap Tamba Ngum, a medical research scientist residing in Kololi, on Monday testified in the ongoing trial involving a Libyan national, Muhammad Charks who was accused for careless driving, rush and negligent act.

Appearing before the Bundung Magistrates ‘ Court presided over by Magistrate Buba Jawo, Pap Tamba Ngum, told the court that he recognised the accused in the dock and can recalled  that on July 4, 2007, when he (Pap) and his wife were to attend a wedding ceremony they were driving from Palma Rima Junction heading towards Fajara. 

According to him, while driving with his wife, his car was knocked at the back and they fell on the right hand side of the road.  “I then saw blood inside my vehicle coming from my wife body, Isatou Jeng Ngum, after we have been assisted to turn the vehicle back to its normal position and later proceeded to Lamtoro Clinic to get first aid medication,” he narrated.  Mr Ngum further told the court that his wife was admitted at the RVTH to undergo surgery before been recommended for an overseas treatment in Casahous, in Dakar.  “Upon our returned home, we reported the matter to Serrekunda Police Station and wrote our statements,” he said.

The case was adjourned to 25 September, 2007, for the prosecution’s second witness to testify. Lawyer Amie Joof-Conteh, stood in for the accused and Sergeant 1042 Kujabi represented the IGP.

Author: Written by Salifu M. Touray
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper
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