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Man appears in court for assaulting soldier

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By Bruce Asemota

One Bakary Jatta, a resident of Jambur village yesterday appeared before Magistrate A.B. Faal of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on charges of going armed in the public without authority and assault on one Jerreh Jarju, a military officer.

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When the case was called, prosecution officer Corporal 4443 Aisatou H. Sowe disclosed that the incident happened on 23 August, 2019 at Jambur village near Farato in the West Coast Region after the accused had a brawl with one Mbye Jobe who had accused him together with two others of stealing his Samsung mobile phone valued at D7,000.00.

The prosecution further disclosed that Bakary Jatta got angry and when Jerry Jarju asked him to leave his compound gate, he took his cutlass and assaulted him causing harm on his left hand, head and left ear.

Meanwhile, a medical report and photographs of the injuries were tendered in evidence.
Bakary Jatta was granted bail in the sum of D40,000.00 with two Gambian sureties.

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