Jan 5, 2010, 1:30 PM
Papa Lang Bojang, who was charged with disobedience to lawful order and criminal trespass, recently continued his testimony at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
In his testimony, Bojang told the court that the complainant, Pa U. Manneh who lodged a complaint against him, had never claimed ownership of the land in dispute.
He said the complainant had never taken his family or Ebrima Njie, who was in possession of the said land, in dispute to any court.
He added that he and Ebrima Njie never appeared in any taskforce concerning the land in question.
He said he knew the complainant’s father and mother and that they were born citizens of Guinea Bissau.
According to him, the complainant acquired the said land from his family.
Sanyang village gave permission to the complainant for him to settle the matter, he revealed, saying the particular land the complainant was claiming was not the land in dispute.
The land in dispute was in the possession of Ebrima Njie for some years, he said.
Under cross-examination the accused told the court he was a born citizen of Sanyang and that he and the complainant spent their childhood together.