Businessman challenges magistrates’ court decision

Thursday, May 16, 2019

One Musa Sillah is contesting the ruling delivered on 29th of April, 2019 at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate M.S. Jallow.

It could be recalled that the said Magistrate’s Court had committed the applicant; Musa Sillah to two weeks imprisonment for failing to liquidate the full judgment sum of D150,450.00 (one hundred and fifty thousand, four hundred and fifty dalasis) pursuant to a judgment debtor summons application.

The applicant represented by lawyer Borry S. Touray filed a certiorari application together with a motion ex parte before the High Court presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh who granted the applicant bail after making payment of D80,000.00 and deposited two motor vehicles to liquidate the said sum of D150.000.00.

During the court’s sitting yesterday, the applicant’s counsel, Borry S. Touray sought leave for the applicant to file his own affidavits in support of the certiorari application.

The Attorney General represented by State Counsel Tunde Riley did not object and the application for the applicant to file affidavits in support of the certiorari application was granted and the matter was adjourned to the 5th June, 2019 for hearing.

Author: Bruce Asemota