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Barrister Testifies in Court

Apr 6, 2009, 7:59 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Mr.Mohammed Krubally, barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia gave testimony at the Brikama High Court in the land case involving Hoja Ndow, Julie Lynn and Malick Jeng before Justice Ngui-Mboob Janneh.

In his evidence in chief, Barrister Krubally told the court that he practises as a solicitor in the area of legal drafting. He explained that he has met one Hoja Ndow during the course of his work as well as the second defendant, Malick Jeng, in the same transaction. Lawyer Krubally further revealed to the court that it was about a sale of landed property situated at Bijilo. He further adduced that he prepared a deed of assignment, and added that if the deed should be shown to him he will be able to recognize it. The deed was tendered in court and marked as exhibit.

He added that before he prepared the deed of assignment, he was shown some documents including an authority that was faxed from the UK by one Julie Lynn, the title deed of the property and a photocopy of the vendor's passport. He also noted that there was some payment for all the various transactions.

He also informed the court that the 1st defendant confirmed that she was the one who sent the said fax messages and a copy of her passport as well as the title deed to the 2nd defendant, Malick Jeng. At that juncture the witness was cross-examined by the defence, but soon after, the case was adjourned to the 26th May 2009.