Aug 1, 2011, 12:50 PM
Hon Paul Mendy, National Assembly Member for Kombo South, was Thursday cross-examined by defence counsel Borry Touray in the trial of Sherifo Bojang, Soto Bojang, Musa Bojang, Demba Bojang and Alasana Sanneh at the Brikama Magistrates' Court.
The five accused persons are standing trial on charges of criminal trespass and disobedience to a lawful order.
Testifying under cross-examination, Hon Mendy told the court that they inherited the land in dispute from their father.
He also told the court under cross-examination that his grandparents or any member of his family did not acquire any document for the said land in dispute.
He denied that there was any judgment passed by the district tribunal concerning the said land.
Still testifying under cross-examination, Hon. Mendy maintained that the land at issue belongs to his brother, Buba Mendy.
He said the land dispute between the Manjagos and some other families in Sanyang, Tujereng and Jambur started in 2005, but since then the matter did not go to court, because they were using customary ways to settle it.
He said the accused persons were warned by the Regional Governor to desist from carrying out any activities on the said land, which they failed to comply with, and that they were picked up by the police and brought to court.
Hon. Mendy maintained that all what he said in court was the truth.
The case presided over by Magistrate Edward Singhateh was adjourned till 7th June 2011.