‘Baby daddy’ murder suspect in court

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However, state prosecutors have not yet leveled any charge against her, two months after her appearance at the Banjul Magistrates Court where she was slapped with a solitary count of murder. 

As the lower court lacks the jurisdiction to hear the matter, the case has since been transferred to the High Court and the chief state prosecutor yesterday informed the court that his office had only received the case file from the police. Saleh Barkun promised that he would have to file criminal indictments and the judge adjourned the case to February 5. 

Mariama Conteh alias ‘Kuku’ from the Bakau quarter known as ‘Farokono’, is accused of stabbing to death Tijan Bah, 23, who fathered her child. 

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According to the police, Mariama fought with Tijan around 2am and in the process stabbed him with a knife on the left side of his neck resulting in his demise. 

Ms Conteh has not yet secured the services of a lawyer. 

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