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Defendant gives evidence in court

Dec 23, 2011, 1:46 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

A defendant Essa Bah recently gave testimony in a claim brought against him at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

In his testimony, Bah told the court he got to know the plaintiff, Abdurrahman Sisoho, on the day they met while he was on his way to Dippa Kunda for dinner.

He revealed that the plaintiff boarded his taxi for a town trip and due to his appearance - because he was putting on white gowns and holding counting beads, the plaintiff had confidence in him and asked him to pray for him that he needed to travel abroad.

He added that the plaintiff asked him whether he was a marabou, and he replied to him that he could pray for him as he bestowed confidence in him, which he did.

The defendant stated that the plaintiff gave him D8,000 for the prayers he offered for him, adding that he (the defendant) later travelled to the provinces.

Under cross-examination, the defendant maintained that he got to know the plaintiff the day they met.

When asked whether the plaintiff paid him the said amount for the prayers, he replied in the affirmative, adding that he was given the said amount as gift and not as payment.

He was further asked what he did to him, and he replied that he only prayed for him, as he was asked and that he did nothing to him.

He was asked whether there was any agreement that if the prayers had not answered, he would refund him the money, he responded that there was no such agreement.

The case was then adjourned till 19 January 2012.