PW1 Cross-Examined in False Pretence Case

PW1 Cross-Examined in False Pretence Case

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Baba Gakou, a resident of Sukuta and complainant in a false pretence trial involving Mambuna Bojang was yesterday cross-examined as the first prosecution witness (PW1) by the accused person before Magistrate Momodou SM Jallow of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

Mambuna is accused of obtaining, with intent to defraud, D400, 000 from Baba on the pretext that he has a 22 by 20m plot of land at Sukuta for sale which he knew was false.

During cross-examination, the witness said the accused person had sold the land to him in Sukuta and he has witnesses to prove that. He said the Sukuta Alkalo is one of his witnesses with other 7 people. He said before buying the land, the accused person had confirmed to him that he owned  it.

The matter is adjourned to 10th November for continuation.

by Awa Gassama