Alleged willful damage to property case continues

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
One Yusupha Badjie of Gunjur village recently testified in the trial involving Lamin Darboe and 19 others, who were accused of criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit a misdemeanour and willful damage to property at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before principal magistrate Isatou Janneh.

In his testimony, Badjie told the court that he could remember what happened on 12 February 2015 at Berending village.

On this particular day while he was constructing on a piece of land together with one Ousman Tamba, the accused person came and told them to stop the construction work.

They told the accused persons that they were not going to stop the construction activity unless they see the Alkalo, but the accused person did not agreed with them.

After the accused person left, they also continued their construction work, and on the following day, one Ousman Jatta went to the site and met with the accused persons.

“I was also there, but I was late to arrive. However, upon my arrival, I found the accused persons had destroyed all the structure and also buried the well belonging to one Abdoulie Badjie.”

At that juncture, the police prosecutor asked him who owns the said land and he said it was one Keluntang, who contracted them to construct a structure, adding that it was one Matarr Jammeh who started the foundation and was paid D3,800.

He said while they were constructing, the accused person came and attack them, and they went and reported the matter at Gunjur Police Station.

The police went to visit the site, and later the accused person were arrested and taken to the police station, then later referred to the Brusubi Police Station where he gave his statement.

Hearing continues.

Author: Yai Dibba