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Plaintiff witness testifies in claim case

Mar 14, 2014, 1:23 PM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Kadijatou Cham, a wife to the plaintiff, recently testified before Principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court in a civil suit filed against one Dodou Keita.

The plaintiff had claimed that the defendant hit his fence with a vehicle and ran away.

Kadijatou Cham, a teacher by profession and the wife to the plaintiff, told the court she lives at Banjulinding, and stayed with her husband.

She said when she closed from school at around 2pm she found that their fence was newly erected, which surprised her but she did not find anyone working at the site.

“I sat under a tree for some time and I saw the plaintiff coming from the police station with my child. I asked him what happened, and the plaintiff said the defendant had knocked his fence and refused to stop, and he reported the matter to the police.

The police came with Nyang but did not find Keita at home, but after sometime, the defendant, Mr Keita, appeared and both of them went to the police station, she said.

At the station, she went on, after recording the statements from both sides, the police told the plaintiff to go and that the defendant would erect the fence.

She added that when the defendant was erecting the fence, the plaintiff told him that he should not start where he started, but the defendant insisted that he would continue from where he started.

Having had some argument with the defendant, the plaintiff returned to the police station and told the plaintiff to go back, and the defendant started using abusive words, she said.

She testified that the plaintiff told the defendant that he would proceed with his case at the court.

Under crossed-examination by the defendant, Dodou Keita, the witness adduced that she was not present at the time of the incident, and the erecting of the fence was done in her absence.

The case continues.