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Published On: Tue, Oct 31st, 2023

State Vs Ousainou and Amie Bojang: PW2 testifies Alleged Shooter Used Live Ammunition 

 Bakary .R. Jarjue the State’s second Witness (PW2) in the case of state Vs Ousainou and Amie Bojang during his testimony testified that the Sukuta-Jabang alleged shooter used live ammunition. 

 Bakary .R. Jarjue is Serving in the Gambia armed forces and attached at the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) training school. 

 The witness said that the pistol had live rounds because the moment he looked at the empty case found by him and Ismaila Bojang he knew it was live rounds because the bullets were gone.

 “When we went back to where the scene happened we started searching, Ismaila and I found 2 shell casings.” He narrated. 

 “When I said shell Casings, there are 4 components of a round and these are primer, empty casing, propellant powder and the bullet, within these 4 the bullet is the one that goes out and then the empty casing immediately you cock the casing falls where you do the shooting .” “When I picked this up I told ismaila Bojang this is a live round as in a round that kills or harms because the bullet was gone.” He highlighted. 

 He further said he narrated the incident to a police officer then subsequently handed the empty casings to Omar Jallow who then handed them to the officer. The case has been adjourned for cross examination of PW2 by Counsel Darboe on 6th November 2023 at 12pm. 

 The alleged shooter Ousainou Bojang along with his Sister are facing 6 counts: Count One: Murder (in violation of Criminal Code section 187):The State alleged that on September 12, 2023 in Sukuta, West Coast Region of the Republic of The Gambia, Ousainou Bojang fired and killed Police Constable Sang J. Gomez with premeditation, thereby perpetrating murder. Count to two: (In violation of Section 187 of the Criminal Code) homicide: The State asserts that on September 12, 2023, at Sukuta in The Gambia’s West Coast Region, Ousainou Bojang shot Police Constable Pateh Jallow with premeditation, thereby committing murder. Count three:Prohibition of Terrorist Acts: (in violation of Section 3(1)(a) of the Anti-Terrorism Act):Ousainou Bojang is accused of assaulting Police Constables Pateh Jallow and Sang J. Gomez in Sukuta on September 12, 2023. This assault, which resulted in their fatalities and involved the use of a firearm, is regarded an act of terrorism. Count Four: Attempted Murder (in violation of Criminal Code section 200): Ousainou Bojang allegedly attempted to unlawfully cause the death of Police Constable Ansey Jawo on September 12, 2023 in Sukuta, West Coast Region, The Gambia, in violation of Section 200 of the Criminal Code. Count Five: Causing Grievous Bodily Harm (in contravention of Section 214 of the Criminal Code): Further, Ousainou Bojang is accused of unlawfully shooting Police Constable Ansey Jawo in Sukuta Kombo North on September 12, 2023, causing her grievous bodily injury in violation of Section 214 of the Criminal Code. Count six : Participant After the Fact in a Murder: (in violation of Criminal Code section 202):

 The State alleges that on September 13, 2023, at Brufut Kombo South and other locations in The Gambia, Amie Bojang assisted Ousainou Bojang, who was known to have committed homicide, in evading punishment by fleeing the country.

 This is in violation of Section 202 of the Criminal Code. Which they all pleaded not guilty.

 It can be recalled that, on 12th September 2023, 3 PIU officers were shot around the Sukuta/Jabang Highway by an unknown shooter leaving Police Constable Pateh Jallow and Sang .J. Gomez dead while Ancy Jawo was left in a critical condition at the hospital receiving treatment.

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