UTG instructor testifies in forgery trial
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Mustapha Jatta, a resident of Bundung and an instructor at the University of The Gambia (UTG) last Monday, 2nd April 2012 appeared as prosecution witness (PW2) in the ongoing criminal trial involving one Mafugi Bojang who was charged with forgery, contrary to Section 322, Laws of The Gambia.
In his testimony, PW2 said that he recognised the accused and can recall the 9th July 2011, while in his farm at Sotokoi Dary, the accused came and asked him who owns the land and he replied in the affirmative.
PW2 said the accused told him to leave the land and further informed him that he was the alkalo of the village. PW2 said he told the accused that he bought the land from the former alkalo. He further stated that the accused maintained that he is now the alkalo that he (PW2) should leave the land or he will call the police.
PW2 disclosed that he bought the said land for D32, 000 from the former alkalo. He said he paid the money by installment on the 25th June 2009 and the last payment was done on the 8th July 2011 to the sons of the alkalo who had died at that time and a document of the land was issued to him (PW2) by the alkalo’s sons.
When asked by the prosecutor, Chief Inspector L. Touray as to whether he knew the relationship between the accused person and the late alkalo, PW2 replied that the accused is a son to the late alkalo. The case was adjourned to the 23rd April 2012.
Author: Sainabou Jatta