Momodou Jallow, a Police Officer attached at New Yundum Police Station last Thursday testified as second prosecution witness in a false information trial against Isatou Ceesay and Sankung Yarboe before Magistrate Isatou Janneh at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
Isatou and Sankung are charged with writing a petition letter to the Office of the President of the Republic, concerning new Lamin Airport settlement village, sometime in the year 2015 in Lamin and diverse places. The act contravenes Section 114 (B) of the Criminal Code, Cap 10 Volume III of the 2009 revised laws of The Gambia. They both maintained a not guilty plea.
In his testimony, the witness said he took the statements of the accused persons on 16th June, 2016 in the presence of one Karafa Fatty, an independent witness. He said after writing the statements, he read them to the accused persons and the independent witness in Mandinka language which they claimed to understand before they signed them.
The matter is adjourned to 16th August for continuation of Cross-Examination.
by Fatou Gassama