Apr 5, 2013, 10:05 AM
The case of prohibition of conduct to the breach of the peace involving Buba Bajinka, Nyima Jabang, Lamin Jabang, Emram Jabang and Pa Madi Bojang proceeded recently at the Brikama Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate Abeke.
Testifying for the prosecution, Kalifa Janneh told the court that he resides at Pirang Village and works for the Islamic Call Society, as secretary general of the association.
He said he recognised the accused persons and could recall the date 16 April 2011.
According to Janneh, on the aforementioned date, they went to the mosque to pray and after the prayers he heard a quarrel as they were going home.
The quarrel was between Lamin Jabang, the third accused, and one Nfanly Sanyang, he said, adding that when he went back to find out what was happening, he heard the fourth accused, Emram Jabang, telling the third accused to leave them, that they were all "hypocrites".
Still testifying, Janneh told the court that as they went for Magrib prayers, all the accused persons except the second accused, Nyima Jabang, lined up in front and held each other's hand.
He further adduced that when the Imam came into the mosque, the accused persons were telling him to go and lead the prayers, if not there would be bloodshed.
"The accused persons, including many others, were escorting the Imam to lead the prayers," the witness further explained.
He said that when they knew that the accused persons were about to cause trouble, they left the mosque and went back to their various homes.
The case at that juncture was adjourned till 7 June 2011.