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Disobedience to lawful order case heard

Jan 9, 2015, 11:04 AM | Article By: Nyimansata Cham

One Alagie Jobe, a resident Bafuloto NemaSu, recently testified in the trial involving four accused persons, accused of disobedience to lawful order before Magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

Jobe told the court that he could recall what happened on 18 March 2013, when the complainant came to his house and told her that she is the owner of the land where the market, mosque and the borehole were located

He asked the complainant how she came to own the said land, because the land was given to the community by one Alagie Mangus Sey of Bafuloto and this was documented by the then Governor WCR, Lamin Sanneh.

Barrow Darboe, the complainant, said her late husband owned the said land, and the accused persons then asked her whether she was not aware that for 15 years the community members were building the mosque, market and the borehole.

According to Jobe, the complainant left his house and came back the following day with paramilitary officers. The complainant and her companions then uprooted the market stalls and took the corrugated iron sheets away, while the village members were standing and watching.

The case was adjourned to 27 January 2015, for continuation.