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Senegalese national cross-examined

Jan 29, 2014, 10:28 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

A Senegalese national, Dawda Jallow, was recently cross-examined in a criminal trial of obtaining money by false pretence against him, before Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

DW1, under cross-examination, told the court he wrote something in Arabic language for the complainant.

He recited one of the verses he wrote for the complainant, and stated that he was a disciple learning Arabic.

The witness admitted requesting two guinea fowls from the complainant, but instead he received cash, because the amount brought by the complainant was equal to the price of two guinea fowls.

“I did not steal from the complainant. It was the landlord of the complainant who told the complainant that he saw one boy whom he suspected of stealing the bag of the complainant and he believed that the said boy was my partner in the crime,” the accused said.

It was the complainant who requested for the exchanging of numbers, which they did, he said, adding that the complainant called him, inviting him to his place, and he also turned up.

He admitted that he charged the complainant before doing any work for him.

“When the complainant went to their village, I called him telling him that the money he had paid for the rent had elapsed and the landlord had asked me when the complainant was coming back. I told the landlord that I did not know when the complainant was coming back,” he stated.

The accused said further that he also went for Koriteh feast and later came back, denying obtaining any money by false pretence.

The case continues.