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Prosecution witness cross-examine

Aug 9, 2010, 1:24 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba-Jallow

John P. Gomez recently continued his testimony in the trial of one Dr. Dumbuya who is charged with disobedience to a lawful order and criminal trespass before the Brikama Magistrates' Court presided over by magistrate Nkea.

Testifying under cross-examination, the first prosecution witness told the court that he did not know how many kabilos are in Tujereng.

When put to him by defence counsel Hawa Sisay Sabally that there are four kabilos in Tujereng, the witness in reply stated that he knows only one kabilo, which is Jabang Kunda, and that they are the ones that gave the land to the people.

He said his late father was Fara Gomez, and that the land he is claiming was name after his late father.

He was asked whether when he wrote a petition to the head of state, he ever mentioned in that petition how his father was settled in Tujereng. The witness answered in the negative.

The witness was also asked whether he knows that there are four types of court in the country, and that they all deal with the land issue. The witness answered in the positive.

When defence counsel asked why before writing a petition to the President, he did not go to court, the witness replied that he needed help. Hearing continues.