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Friday, August 14, 2020

Faraba victims shot at close range – forensic expert

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By Mafugi Ceesay

Dr Franklin Perry, a forensic doctor who conducted a postmortem on the three victims of Faraba riot, has been giving distressing but vital details of how the three victims died of gunshot wounds.
The doctor told the Faraba Commission that the trio died of serious injuries they sustained from the gun bullets fired at a very close range.

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Further testifying, Dr Franklin who has some 50 years of practice, said Bakary Kujabi was hit by the bullets in the front of his chest and the heart, resulting in a big hole that caused his demise on the spot.
As for Ismaila Bah, Dr Franklin said the bullet from his shooter came through the right side of his body and came out from the left, destroying the tube that transferred the air causing suffocation, resulting in instant death.

“The bullet came in 2 rings and went out in 2.5cm,” Dr. Franklin explained.
He said the third person survived for two days because the bullets got him through his waist but despite a surgery, he could not be saved and he died of massive pulmonary bleeding as the damage was too late to be managed. Sittings continue.

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