Dr Eder Perez, who treated baby Muhammed at Africmed hospital, today testified at the manslaughter trial of Sainabou Mbye and others. 

The witness told the court that Baby Muhammed arrived at the hospital in critical condition and was told by a nurse from the “medicine ward” that he was left in a car for four hours.

“Immediately, I checked all the vital signs and found out that at this moment, the child had severe respiratory distress,” the doctor told the court.

He added that the baby lost about 60% of oxygen as he was brought into the hospital.

The witness further told the court that the baby was then referred to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul.

The presiding judge Ebrima Jaiteh ordered that the referral document of the deceased baby be tendered as exhibit.

He adjourned the case to Monday (October 17). 

Sainabou Mbye and her co-accused Cherno Mbye and Kimbly Dambelly

are charged on three counts including manslaughter, child neglect and exposing a child to danger.

The counts carry substantial prison terms including life sentence.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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