Mar 22, 2010, 1:35 PM
The defence continued recently in the trial involving one Dawda Njie and others at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Jaiteh.
Designated as defence witness seven (DW7), Dawda Njie told the court he was from Touba Manduar and he recognized his co-accused persons.
He is a supporter of APRC, likewise his co-accused and that each and every person had held a position, he said, adding that he is the chairperson of Touba Manduar.
Njie denied the allegation against him and his co-accused that they disrupted the meeting of the President.
He noted that the allegation was not an ordinary allegation because of the position he was holding and his co-accused persons.
Njie further added that the day the president was having a meeting at Marakissa ward, the councillor for Marakissa Ward, Lamin Jarju, gave him D600 to hire a vehicle to follow the President to the meeting ground.
Njie noted that when they reached Busura, they found out that the meeting had started, adding that he saw the women of Marakissa standing in the middle of the meeting ground.
DW7 stated that he then saw the women signalling to the president and the president saw them and sent someone to ask what the problem was.
Njie stated that the ward councillor, Lamin Jarju, told the women to move back.
He said when the president asked the women, they told him why they were standing.
The case continues.