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Musician testifies in criminal trespass case

Oct 22, 2010, 1:15 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba Jallow

Lamin Jarju, a Gambian Musician known as Rongo, Monday testified in the trial of one Nfally Sanyang, who was charged with criminal trespass before the Brikama Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate Kemo Ceesay.

Testifying as the first prosecution witness, Jarju told the court that on 28 June 2010 he went to his farmland and found that the accused, Nfally Sangany, had destroyed his groundnut farm.

Jarju said he called on one of his neighbours Ali Jallow and his wife together with their son Gidom Jallow and told them what the accused had done.

According to him, he later reported the matter to the Bunjulinding Police Station and the police went with him to his home were they met the accused person together with two other men, Momodou Jatta and Magireh Ceesay.

Jarju told the court when he met the accused in his compound he told his father that the accused person went to his farmland and destroyed his groundnut, and that the accused also came to his compound to embarrass him, which was trespass.

"The moment I said this to my father, the accused started insulting me and told me that he was going to eliminate me," Jarju said.

He added that he reported the matter to the Bunjulinding Police Station were he made a statement.