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2 arraigned for allegedly raping woman, 22,

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 By Aisha Tamba

Two Gambians, accused of intoxicating a young lady before raping her, have appeared yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

According to police investigators, Mustapha Corr and Demba Jobe conspired in January in the vicinities of Kololi and “raped, severally,” the 22-year-old lady. Police said the two lured the young lady by intoxicating her with a liquor, leaving her “mentally incapacitated”. They then raped her, the court heard.

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A police investigator, one Gassama, told the court the two sexually violated the lady through the vagina and the anus, leading to loss of blood.

He told the presiding principal magistrate, Isatou Janneh Njie that the rape has been confirmed by a doctor at the Serekunda [General] hospital.    

He said investigators visited the crime scene and found blood stains on door ways and on the victim’s shoes.

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Responding to the claims, one of the accused Demba Jobe said the blood stains purportedly discovered by prosecutors might be from bedbugs on his bed. “My room has a lot of bedbugs,” he testified. 

Prosecuting sub-inspector Jallow then tendered a pair of shoes as exhibit.

He then urged the principal magistrate to adjourn the case to enable the prosecution to bring forth more witnesses.

The matter was adjourned to 23 June.

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