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Friday, December 4, 2020

Driver knocked down police officer, charged with reckless driving

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By Bruce Asemota

One Ansumana Camara recently appeared before Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of Brikama Magistrate’s Court and charged with reckless driving causing harm to a police officer on duty.

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The prosecution alleged that the accused Ansumana Camara on 31 March, 2019 at Mandinaba Police Checkpoint knocked down one Bintou Colley, a police officer.

A witness, Augustus Manneh, who is also a police officer on duty at Mandinaba Police Station on the same day, told the court that he heard people screaming outside the station and when he came out, he found his colleague, Bintou Colley lying on the side of the road.

He said the victim was unconscious and was immediately taken to Brikama Hospital where she was treated and admitted.

The matter was adjourned to 5 September, 2019.

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