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Park & Wildlife official testifies at District Tribunal

Jul 12, 2010, 1:55 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Lamin Sanyang, an official from the Park and Wildlife in Numi National Park recently testified in the trial involving Ebrima Joof and Amadou Joof, who are charged for being in possession of arms and ammunitions.

In his testimony before Chief Fabakary Nana Sonko of Essau District tribunal, the witness, Lamin Sanyang told the tribunal that on 11th June 2010, he went with Mawdo Jallow, Omar Keita and Sarjo Manneh on a patrol at the Numi National Park.

He said upon arrival at the park they met the accused persons at the park with two guns and eight bullets, when they stopped and asked them whether they did not know that guns were not allowed in the park.

He adduced that when further asked whether their guns were licenced, they replied in the negative. Consequently, he said, their guns were confiscated  from them.

Mr. Sanyang said the accused persons told them that they went on a fishing and not hunting, when they were not even carrying fishing gears.

Consequently, he added they arrested and took them to Barra Police Station.

The case continues.