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Saturday, January 16, 2021

3 BANJUL WOMEN IN COURT OVER WITHCRAFT PALAVER

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Fatou Ndong and Haddy Ndong, all from Banjul yesterday appeared before Magistrate Jackline Hakim. The complainant, Sally Jobe, wanted the court to issue a restraining order against Fatou and Haddy from going to her house as they have been harassing her by accusing her of practising witchcraft and threatening to deal with her.

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However, the two women denied in court that they accused her of witchcraft. But Haddy Ndong explained that on the day of her “programme” [wedding], she shook hands with the complainant and felt some abnormality in her body and she has been experiencing the same queer feeling each time she sees Sally ever since.

After listening to both parties, the magistrate granted two weeks adjournment to enable the disputants settle the matter out of court. She ordered the women to keep the peace. 

“Were any of the parties to go against the order of the court, they shall be charged with contempt and sent to Mile 2 central prison to serve one month custodial sentence,” she said before adjourning the matter to October 30.

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