Gambian charged for stabbing Barbados – what will Africans name their children next?

Crime is everywhere you go and so is Barbados in one form or another… I was Googling today and this one popped up where a stabbing in Gambia over cement led to an assault charge –

Kawsu Jallow, a youth at Lamin Village, Kombo North, was on Monday paraded before senior magistrate EF M’Bai of the Brikama Magistrates Court, on charges of unlawful and wilful assault. Kawsu was accused of stabbing one Alagie Ndow with a broken bottle, leading to severe injuries.

The incident was said to have occurred in March, this year, when the duo were returning home after collecting their payment for making cement blocks for a man called Barbados. But Kawsu denied the allegation preferred against him when the charge sheet was read to him.

Narrating the facts before the court, police prosecutor Cpl 413 Sanyang disclosed that on the day of the incident, the duo had already collected their payment from Barbados for moulding cement blocks for him. Sanyang added that Barbados gave them only D200 of the D600 owed to them, which he said was received by the complainant.

Cpl Sanyang said Kawsu later requested for the money to be shared on their way home, but that Alagie had refused, putting it to him that he had not been coming to work for two days. He said Kawsu insisted for the money to be shared equally, but the complainant told him to wait until the balance was paid, resulting to a bitter brawl, and Kawsu stabbing the complainant on his back with a broken bottle.

Yee-OUCH, that case has now been adjourned until the 26th of this month…

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