GAMBIA: MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HACKING MOTHER'S LOVER
January 31, 2014: The High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Abdulahi Mikailu, recently convicted and sentenced one Malang Sonko, to death after he was found guilty of hacking one Mbemba Jallow to death with a cutlass.
The incident happened on 9th March, 2013 at Lamin Sanchaba Village in the Kombo North District of the West Coast Region.
Delivering his judgment, Justice Mikailu highlighted the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses before the court.
"I'm satisfied that the evidence led by the prosecution irresistibly makes the cause of death of the deceased referable to the serious injury caused to him by the convict," he said.
"Therefore, I hold that the convict caused the death of the deceased with malice aforethought, and I find him guilty of murder," the judge declared. (Sources: allafrica.com, 31/01/2014)