Court Admits Cutlass, Mattress, Clothes & Bedsheet in Gorgi Sowe’s Attempted Murder Trial


By Kemeseng Sanneh (Kexx)

The State through Sergeant Omar Drammeh of the Police Anti-Crime Unit tendered a cutlass, mattress, clothes and a bed sheet in the attempted murder trial of Gorgi Sowe also known as Yugo Sowe. 

He is accused of trying to cause the death of his wife (name withheld) on the 16th of November 2023 in Brikama-Jalambang by hacking her with a cutlass, resulting in fatal injuries to her legs, arms, and other body parts. The accused person is said to have allegedly attempted to disfigure and disable his wife through using cutlass leading to fatal injuries on her body. The accused person is said to have unlawfully inflicted wounds on his wife by cutting her with a cutlass on the 16th November 2023. He is accused of domestically violating his wife by hacking her with a cutlass, causing grievous harm on her body parts.

The man allegedly cut his first wife on her legs and hands. He is charged with attempted murder, assault causing grievous bodily harm, intentional harm, wounding and domestic violence.

The police Sergeant continued his testimony on Wednesday. He explained that materials tendered were collected from the compound where the alleged incident happened. The policeman stated that the cutlass and the clothes both stained with blood were found in the room of the second wife. He testified that the husband (accused person) spent the night in the house of the second wife, but left her there in the middle of the night and went to the house of the first wife where he allegedly committed the crimes. The second wife during her interaction with the police said her husband left the house in the night with the excuse that he was going to use the toilet, but he remained outside for over an hour. The policeman said the cutlass and the clothes were found underneath the bed of the second wife. The Sergeant said when they confronted the lady (second wife), she informed them that the stained cutlass and the stained clothes belonged to her husband (accused).

Before the materials were provided in court, the witness, Sergeant Drammeh was asked to describe them, which he did.

Senior Counsel Omar Suso for the accused person did not object the application to tender them in court.  Justice Ebrima Jaiteh admitted and marked them as Exhibits P3, P4, P5, and P6 respectively.

There was another shirt recovered from the scene, according to the witness. He mentioned that the shirt was stained with blood. Sergeant Drammeh said the shirt was found behind the house. He said when the second wife was confronted and she informed them that it belonged to her husband (accused person). It was also tendered and admitted in evidence as Exhibit P7.

Counsel O. Suso commenced his cross-examination of the witness, but the case was adjourned till 20th  May 2024 for continuation.