Suit against Senegambia Beach Hotel set for adoption

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The civil suit filed by Fabulous Salon at Senegambia against Alfred Blell of Senegambia Beach Hotel was yesterday, 8th of May, 2018, adjourned for adoption of brief of arguments by presiding Magistrate Isatou Darboe of Kanifing Magistrate’s Court.

The plaintiff, Chinyere Zercher, proprietress of Fabulous Salon is claiming the sum of fifteen thousand dalasis (D15,000.00) daily for loss of earning from the defendant for illegally padlocking her business office since the 7th of December, 2015, to date.

The plaintiff is seeking the court’s order to allow her occupy the rental premises pursuant to the agreement contract until the ten years period which ends in 2018.

The plaintiff is also seeking the sum of twenty five thousand dalasis (D25,000.00) for cost and damages and any further orders the court may deem to make.

The plaintiff, Chinyere Zercher in her testimony before the court disclosed that she was a tenant in the defendant property where she runs her business, Fabulous Charity Salon and in 2007, the plaintiff signed an agreement with defendant for a lease period of five years and was further extended for another five years ending in 2018.

The plaintiff further disclosed that she paid one thousand Euros for the connection of the main electrical supply to the building and had already spent seven years in the premises without defaulting in any of her annual payment until 7th of December, 2015, when the defendant unlawfully padlocked her business office.

The plaintiff called several witnesses to prove her case against the defendant, she finished her evidence in chief and was cross examined by the defendant counsel and the matter was adjourned for the defendant to open his defense.

Furthermore, since the matter was adjourned for the defendant to open his defense, the defendant has been absent in court.

During yesterday’s hearing, the presiding Magistrate Isatou Darboe ordered the parties to file their brief of arguments within fourteen (14) days and the plaintiff’s counsel, L.S. Camara was given another seven days to file its reply on points of law and the matter was adjourned to the 20th of June, 2018, for adoption of briefs.

Author: Bruce Asemota