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More witnesses in Efry Mbye, Rongo case

Jan 24, 2012, 12:25 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The case involving Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo and Abdoulie Mbye alias Efry Mbye continued yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Rongo and Efry Mbye are being tried for giving false information, making false documents, uttering false documents and prohibition of conduct conducive to a breach of the peace.

The eighth prosecution witness, Omar Drammeh, a notices officer attached to Holgam, told the court that some time in 2011, he was assigned to obtained a cautionary statement from the second accused person, Efry Mbye, in connection with the Banjulinding alkaloship.

He pointed out that before obtaining the cautionary statement, he invited an independent witness.

He identified the said statement, which was admitted and tendered as an exhibit.

Under cross-examination, the witness maintained that he read the statement all over to the accused person, in the presence of the independent witness.

He also told the court that the petition was shown to him at the Holgam office in Kanifing.

He added that he did not know anything about the meetings in Banjulinding, but these were the words of the accused person when he obtained his cautionary statement.

He said that the second accused person accepted collecting the letter from the first accused, and that he took it to one Pa Malick Faye, managing director of the Observer Company.

At that juncture, the case was adjourned to 13 February 2012.