Hunter that accidentally shot man arraigned for murder

A 70-year old man is facing murder charges after shooting a 37-year-old Senegalese national in the outskirts of Brikama.

Samsideen Jatta accidentally shot Mamudou Sey saying he had mistaken him for a wild animal while hunting late in the night.

Mr. Jatta reported the matter to the police and handed over his weapon. Police said Sey was hit multiple times in the chest.

Jatta has been remanded in custody pending transfer of the case of the magistrates’ court in the capital Banjul, to the High Court.

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