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Prohibition case progresses

Dec 5, 2012, 8:34 AM | Article By: Binta Fatty-Gitteh

The case of prohibition of conduct conducive to the breach of the peace involving four accused persons, Monday continued at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

The case continued with the cross-examination of fifth prosecution witness, Nfanly Sanyang.

Nfanly Sanyang told the court that he did not attend the meeting of the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) in their head office at Kanifing.

Asked by the defence counsel whether he was aware that SIC has resolved the dispute of the Imam-ship.

PW5 told the court that he was not aware of anything.

Asked again whether he wanted the court to believe that he had not heard the decision made by the Supreme Islamic Council, he said he was not aware of their going to Kanifing and that he was not aware of anything.

“Who led the village in the two feasts - Koriteh and Tobaski?” counsel asked.

He said the two feasts he attended were led by Imam Yaya Janneh, who was “the choice of the village”.

Further asked whether he was still praying in the said mosque, PW5 said he had prayed there only once since the mosque was built.

“Who led the Friday prayers in the mosque?” counsel asked again.

“Imam Janneh led the prayers,” he answered.

“Do you pray the Friday prayers in the said mosque,” counsel wanted to know.

“Yes, I pray in the said mosque every Friday,” he responded.

Asked who led the five daily prayers, PW5 said he did not know because he never attended the pray.

“Which among the two Imams are you supporting,” counsel enquired.

“I support Imam Janneh, the village choice,” he responded.

When told that Imam Jabang is still leading the five daily prayers in the said mosque, PW5 said he was not aware.

It was put to him that he was not speaking the truth by saying he did not know who led the five daily prayers, because the Imam-ship has brought dispute within the villagers.

PW5 said there was no dispute in the village.

“Were you one of the people who reported the matter to the district chief,” counsel asked.

PW5 said he was one of them.

Hearing was adjourned till 12 December 2012.