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Case of making false documents and related offences proceeds

Jun 1, 2012, 1:34 PM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

The case of giving false information, making false documents and uttering false documents involving one James Mendy, Monday proceeded at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

Testifying, the prosecution first witness (PW1), Lamin A. Bojang, told the court he is a civil servant and he recognised the accused person.

He recalled in 2011, when the accused came to his premises in Brikama and said to him he wanted a land transfer. He added that he asked the accused who owns the said land and he said it was owned by his father.

Mr Bojang told the court he again asked the accused whether there was any document to show that his father had paid the rate, and further asked him how did his father come to own the said land.

The accused said the land was given to his father by one Banuta Bojang, Mr Bojang said, adding that when the accused told him, he was convinced because Banuta Bojang had a good relationship with the Manjakos.

Further testifying, Mr Bojang adduced that he then prepared the document for the accused, stating that he later heard that one Kotu Bojang was complaining that he owned the land to which the accused had transferred as owner.

He said he then called the accused and informed him that there was a complaint against the land he had transferred as owner and he advised him to surrender the document back to him, which the accused refused to do.

“I then informed the Brikama Police Station about it and the District Chief of the area,” Mr Bojang explained, adding that he went to the Brikama Area Council’s treasury office to block the transfer from being registered because the land was in dispute.

He revealed that he later received a telephone call that he was needed at the Brikama Police Station, where he was asked whether he knew the accused person and he answered in the affirmative.

The said transferred document was later tendered and admitted as exhibit.

The case was then adjourned till 4 June 2012.