May 2, 2013, 9:29 AM
Amie Jarju, a businesswoman who lives in Bijilo village of Kombo North, West Coast Region, recently testified before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of Bundung Magistrates’ Court in the ongoing obtaining money by false pretence and forgery case involving one Morro Gaye.
PW2 told the court she recognised the accused person and she came to know the accused through a man called Jim Janka, who is a family friend.
“I asked Jim to ask the accused whether he had a land for sale and when Jim asked the accused, the accused told Jim that he had a land for sale but it is situated in Sotokoi village,” she explained.
PW2 further told the court they later went to Sotokoi village with the accused person, and the accused showed them a plot of land and a portion for sale.
“We later went and discussed the price and we agreed on D65,000, and the accused asked me for a down-payment so that he could prepare the documents,” she stated.
“When I was going to make the payment I went with a witness and I paid D35, 000, and he prepared a transfer of ownership for me. From there and then whenever I called him, he would always give me unnecessary excuses,” PW2 stated.
“I never got my money back, but the document given to me was bearing the Alkalo’s stamp,” she told the court.
The case continues.