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Businessman ends testimony in Waa Juwara and Co trial

Jun 4, 2015, 10:22 AM | Article By: Fatou Jallow

State counsel A. Bah yesterday ended his cross-examination of defence witness one (DW1), Tamsir Onassis Conteh, a local businessman, in the trial involving him and others, before Magistrate Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The other accused persons are Lamin Waa Juwara, the former Minister of Regional Administration, Lands and Traditional Rulers, and Hamidou Jallow, principal lands and valuation officer, at the said ministry.

Continuing his cross-examination, state counsel Bah put it to the witness that the date of 20 February 2000 on the exhibit was not there when the original document was issued by the Alkalo.

But the accused said the said date was there.

“You said you own the land but apart from the handwritten document of the alkalo, you have not produced any document to prove that you own the land,” state counsel challenged the accused.

“I said it here that all those documents, I deposited them to the ministry,” answered the accused.

At that juncture, the case was adjourned to 16 June 2015, for DW2 to open his defence.