Lydia Monday Conteh a physically challenged woman who resides at No.8 Earl Street Freetown has on Thursday testified in a land quarrel between Hon. Justice C.A Harding and Dr Alfred Bobson Sesay the former minister of lands under the erstwhile SLPP government.
Giving her testimony while seating in a wheel chair, Lydia Conteh made it clear to the court that she had never owned any land that is situated along the Peninsular Road in a place called Taylor-Wood compound. She testified to contradict a statement earlier made in court by Bobson Sesay that she (Lydia Conteh) owned the said land but later sold it to him (Bobson Sesay). She told the court that she does not even know Bobson Sesay. She also denied the allegation made against her that she purchased the land from one Hamidu Turay alias Lamin Turay for the sum of Le200, 000(Two Hundred Thousand Leones).
Lydia further explained that she did not at any time receive the sum of (Le 4,500,000) Four Million Five Hundred Thousand leones as proceeds from the sale of any land from her to Bobson Sesay as alleged.
By William Freeman