Court summons defendant over land disputes

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Ngube, on 9 May 2012, summoned one Lamin Manneh to appear before the court.

The defendant, Lamin Manneh, was sued by Malick Jah, for the recovery of D142,600.

When the hearing commenced, the court asked the plaintiff if that was the sketched plan of the said land. The plaintiff replied that the said plan had a stamp of an alkalo, which was not the appropriate document.

Subsequently, the trial Magistrate ordered a summon to be served on the defendant, Manneh, to appear before the court on 11 May 2012 to shed light on the sketched plan he provided to the plaintiff.

According to the particulars of claim, some time in 2001, the plaintiff and the defendant agreed for the sale of a plot of land by the defendant to the plaintiff at a total price of D70,000.

It further stated that the plaintiff also paid as agreed to the defendant, but failed to get the land from the defendant.

The plaintiff also claimed D72,600 from the defendant being cost of building materials given to the defendant by the plaintiff.

Author: Yusuf Ceesay