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Published On: Wed, Dec 13th, 2023

PW5 Testifies How Sister Facilitates Alleged Shooters Escape

Momodou Sowe, (PW5) Commissioner at the Anti-Crime Unit and Fifth state witness in the state Vs Ousainou and Amie Bojang testified in court that Ousainou explained to him how he escaped with the assistance of his sister, Saying the sister (Amie Bojang) provided a Benz taxi C-class that facilitated their journey to the border in Darsilami. Amie then returned, and he (Ousainou) entered Senegal via Casaamace to Jululung.

Police Commissioner Sowe, who resides in Tujereng, began his testimony by confirming that he recognized both of the accused individuals. When asked to provide an overview of the incident that took place on September 12th, he explained that he received a call from his officers after closing from duties reporting a shooting incident at the Sukuta traffic light, where his officers were deployed.

According to Commissioner Sowe (PW5),he was informed that a gunman had attacked his officer stationed at the Sukuta traffic light, leading to three officers being shot, two of whom did not survive while the female officer was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Upon hearing about the incident, he (PW5),immediately informed his superiors and went to the crime scene where he found a significant presence of security officers and witnesses, and the crime scene was preserved with recovered bullet casings.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) testified that he then deployed officers to search for the suspect, but no arrests were made that night. The following day, he received a call from headquarters informing him that someone had vital information about the case. He communicated with the informant, who was one Musa Camara, and invited him to his office to gather more details.

According to Sowe, (PW5) Musa Camara informed him that a woman had provided information about the suspect’s whereabouts. Camara stated that the suspect, Ousainou Bojang, had been arrested in Jululung after a conversation with a woman named Mama Jabbi and confessed to Mama that he was the one who shot the police officers in Sukuta and was attempting to flee to Zinguinchor.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) further testified that he then assembled a team and proceeded to the border at Giboro based on the information gathered. He met with Gambian officers stationed there and explained their mission. The team then went to Jululung, where they met with Mama Jabbi. Together, they went to the Gendarmerie (Zamdamori) camp, where they informed the Gendarmerie (Senegalese soldiers) about their mission to apprehend the suspect who was in their custody.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) revealed that after completing the necessary protocols, Ousainou Bojang was handed over to them (the Gambian team), and they returned to Gambia through the Giboro border.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) testified that during the transportation of Bojang, he introduced himself and assured Ousainou of his safety, emphasizing that the rule of law would be observed. During the journey, he (PW5) questioned Bojang about the incident.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) said initially, Bojang claimed that he fled Gambia due to a white lady who had posted his naked pictures on social media. However, when further questioned about which social media platform, Ousainou was unable to provide any further explanation, and that story was dismissed, Ousainou then confessed to him (PW5) that he had committed the act and shot at the officers.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) further said when he asked about the vehicle stationed near the crime scene with a broken windshield, Ousainou revealed that he had intended to shoot at the WPC officers but missed her which hit the vehicle, shattering its windshield, and he (Ousainou) further provided details about his escape route all while driving from Giboro.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) further stated upon arrival, the team then conducted a briefing at the camp, and a team was dispatched to Brufut where he was part of the team. He said during the search, a haftan and canvas shoe were recovered from Ousainou’s room at the lodge where he works, and a black jean was found inside a bucket filled with water.

When asked why the items were recovered, Commissioner Sowe (PW5) explained that eyewitnesses had mentioned that Ousainou was wearing a haftan during the shooting, adding that Ousainou himself led the investigators to the recovery of the cloth he wore during the incident.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) Furthermore, testified that Ousainou initially claimed to have worn canvas shoes but later changed his statement, saying he wore desert combat boots, which were also found in their compound by the investigators.

Commissioner Sowe (PW5) informed the court that the items recovered, including the haftan, canvas shoes, and black jeans, are currently with the forensic officer, adding that a pistol and an empty bullet case were also recovered near the crime scene and in the custody of the forensic officers.

The presiding Judge, Justice Jaiteh, adjourned the case until Thursday, December 14th, 2023, at 13:00.

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