The police forensic expert, who oversaw Bob Keita’s DNA test, today testified at Banjul high court. 

Superintendent Francis Jatta told the court that the police received a request from the ministry of justice to help oversee DNA sample collection in the case of the State vs Bob Keita.

He said he was assigned to witness the sample collection as the police forensic officer.

“On the document, sample should be collected from late toddler Baby Muhammed, the victim, Bubacarr Keita and Pa Modou Johm. 

“On the 12th of August 2022, I went to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital to witness the sample collection from all the four parties. 

“Upon my arrival, I was asked to go to Professor Ogun’s office, the pathologist,” the forensic expert told the court.

He explained that when they received a notice that Bubacarr Keita was brought in by the prisons officers that he stopped outside and refused to enter inside the doctor’s office for his sample to be collected.

He said because they brought an appeal, his defence counsel have an appeal sent to the court of appeal so they cannot jeopardise that appeal. 

Justice Momodou SM Jallow adjourned the case to October 11 for the expert to continue his testimony. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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