Tuesday, July 17, 2012

‘Evidence of Eric T. Janneh is a Lie’ Evry Mbye Tells Court

Evry Mbye on the left, Rongo on the right

The APRC-loyalist artist, Evry Mbye, told the Banjul Magistrates’ Court that the evidence given by Eric Tundeh Janneh and the Imam of Banjulinding, Yayha Bah, were all lies.
Abdoulie Evry Mbye said they lied in court when they said he took a letter to the State House. “None of them said the truth in court,” he said.
Evry Mbye, alongside Momodou Jarju alias Rongo, are facing four counts: false information, making false documents, uttering false documents and prohibition of conduct of breaching the peace.
They are alleged to have written to the Secretary General, Office of the President, stating that the alkalo of Banjulinding was disuniting the villagers and grabbing lands.

Both pleaded not guilty.
Giving his evidence in his defence, Evry Mbye, testified that he did not write to the Office of the President.
He said that Rongo, the 1st accused, gave him a sealed envelope to drop at the Daily Observer as he was going towards that end.
“I did not sit with the 1st accused to give false information,” he testified.
As a resident of Banjulinding, he said: “I have no business with anybody except the Jarju family, because they gave me a land where 1 reside.”
He went on: “As a musician and a griot, all I do is to practise every morning. What is my intention is to see the president at a higher height.”
Under cross-examination with counsel of the 1st accused, EvryMbaye informed the court that he had never seen the first accused write any petition neither did he attend any meeting with him at Banjulinding village.
“I have never sat with him to write any letter. Before one writes, one must be educated and I am not…,” he said.
The case resumes Monday 16 July.
Author: Binta A Bah

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