The Managing Director of machinery Rental Business, Hadi Zayat has testified that the accused (Musa Diop) rented a caterpillar on behalf of Socfin Agricultural Company, which turned out to be fraudulent.
He testified before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of court No. 1 on June 29.
The witness said that the accused and Mohamed Jabbie, who served as a guarantor for the accused, came to his office at 43 Black Hall Road, Freetown to rent a Caterpillar to work at Socfin Agricultural company, stating that he went into negotiations with the accused and he is to pay $395 per hectar.
Zayat said the machine only worked 22.2 hectars, which cost Le53m stating that it was at that point, the machine encountered engine problem.
He said the accused had only paid Le26m,with Le27m remaining, adding [...]