Malian admits stabbing roommate to death but says he didn’t mean to kill him


Makang Sissoho, 28, said he stabbed him during a fight. Taking his plea, Mr Sissoho said: “Yes, I stabbed him with a knife but it was under certain circumstances. We were fighting and I stabbed him. I did not plan to kill him.”

After listening to Mr Sissoho, the judge, Emmanuel Amadi, entered a plea of not guilty for him and adjourned the case to November 27 for hearing.

The accused was arrested in June this year at Allen Street in Banjul.  He is now facing a single count of murder. He is accused of stabbing Mr Tangara, also a Malian to death with a knife in the stomach with the knowledge that death would be the probable consequence of his act on May 31.