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3 Wildlife & Park officials testify

Jul 14, 2010, 1:30 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

Mr. Mawdo Jallow, Sarjo Manneh and Omar Keita, all officials from the Park and Wildlife recently testified in a trial involving two brothers: Ebrima Joof and Amadou Joof, both of whom were charged with being in possession of arms and ammunitions at the Numi National Park.

The case was presided over by Chief Fabakary Nana Sonko of Essau District tribunal.

According to the testimonies of the three witnesses, on 11th June 2010, while they went on a patrol at the Numi National Park they met the two accused persons with two guns and eight bullets in their possession.

They said they asked them whether they knew that guns and bullets were not allowed in the park and the two accused persons replied in the positive.

According to them, they quoted Section 78 (d) of Wildlife Act, which says that no gun is allowed in the park, and if anyone is found in possession of a gun at the park would be confiscated.

They testified that the guns were confiscated from the two accused persons, who were later arrested and taken to Barra Police Station.

The case was then adjourned to 28 July 2010 for continuation.