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Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2024

Detective Sowe Testifies Disassembled Pistol Was Found In Empty Land

In the main trail of Ousainou and Amie Bojang, Detective Ebou Sowe of the Anti-Crime testified at the high court before Justice Jaiteh that a disassembled pistol was found in an empty land which was linked to a witness called Lamin Fofana who said he saw people chasing someone wearing a kaftan, He tried chasing the man, but the said  man threw an object at him and the object landed on the fence. After a short pursuit, he came to check the said object only for him to realize that it was a pistol. He then picked up the pieces walked into the empty land and threw it into the empty land where the investigators found the pistol.

Detective Ebou  Sowe said the pistol was picked up by the forensic team, after a witness statement was obtained from Lamin Fofana, a ballistic request was sent to the defence headquarters for ballistic examination.

Detective Ebou Sowe,  also confirmed that as investigations continued empty bullet casings were found at the crime scene which were also sent for ballistic examination. He also highlighted that a report was received, and  reviewed and precisely in paragraph 9 of the document, it was confirmed that the empty bullet cases, that were recovered at the crime scene were fired by the pistol recovered.

Defence counsel objected to quoting the ballistic report, but  presiding Judge Justice Jaiteh  allowed Detective Sowe to continue his testimony.

Detective Sowe also informed the court of the existence of post-mortem reports for the deceased police officers, Pateh M. Jallow and Sang J. Gomez, which were also sent to the AG Chambers. He said he would be able to identify the reports, saying each report contained the name of the deceased and was copied to the Inspector General of Police.

Ebou Sowe also said items were also recovered from the 1st accused’s residence, like shoes, a kaftan, and a bucket, which were sent to the AG Chambers as well. When asked if he could identify the items Detective Sowe stated that he could identify these items based on their colors and packaging.

The Director of Public Prosecutions sought to tender the post-mortem reports into evidence. However, objections were raised by defence counsels, arguing that Detective Sowe was not the appropriate person to present the reports as he lacked expertise and wasn’t involved in the examinations conducted.

Despite the objections, the DPP argued that the admissibility of the documents did not necessitate that only the authors could tender them. He cited sections 45 of the Evidence Act and 136 of the CPC to support his position that such documents could be tendered through a police officer like Detective Sowe.

Detective Ebou Sowe going by the statements obtained from the first accused  Ousainou Bojang on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of September, informed  the court that Ousainou Bojang confessed his escape route out of Gambia,through his sister Amie Bojang the second accused who facilitated his exit by providing a C Class Benz vehicle that took him from their residence in Brufut to Jiboro via the Transgambia road.

Ebou Sowe further revealed that before heading to Senegal, Ousainou said he gave a bag containing his Senegalese Passport and non-Gambian ID Card to his sister, Detective Sowe highlighted that upon getting these information Amie Bojang (second accused) was subsequently arrested based on Ousainou’s statement.

Ebou Sowe said interrogations with Amie Bojang (second accused) led investigators to the recovery of the bag left by Ousainou.The second accused also led investigators to taxi driver Abdoulie Drammeh, who confirmed transporting Ousainou to the Gambian border in Jiboro. The Jakarta driver, Buba Manneh, also confirmed driving Ousainou to Senegal.

A.M. Yusuf, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) questioned Detective Sowe to state where the bag recovered from the 2nd accused during the investigation was, in response Detective Sowe said the bag is with the AG Chambers. When asked if he could identify the bag and its contents, Detective Sowe affirmed that he could do so based on the colour of the bag and the documents bearing the name of the 1st accused.

The case was adjourned to March 25th 2024 at 1:30.

It could be recalled that the prosecution have alleged that on 22nd September 2023 at Sukuta Traffic Lights that Ousainou Bojang shot 3 Police Officers with a gun resulting in the death of two Officers and one one injured.

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