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Amigo Jeng seeks court redress

Jan 14, 2013, 9:21 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Momodou Amigo Jeng, a popular Jazz player, has sued Bubacarr Jadama and Sulayman Frazer, first and second defendants respectively, at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Samateh.

The case was mentioned on 11 January 2013.

Mr Jeng is claiming the recovery of D111,000 being damages made to his vehicle, with registration number KM 1483 B, whose cost of repairs was at D111,000.

He also claimed costs and mobility assessed at D15,000, further claiming that he got some injuries and claimed for his medical expenses assessed at D4,000.

Mr Jeng went on to further claim costs and legal fees to the tune of D8,000.

According to his particulars of claim, his vehicle with registration number KM 1483 B was involved in an accident with the second defendant’s vehicle BJL 3709 H on 4 October 2012, at a junction after the Traffic Lights at Bertil Harding Highway.

Mr Jeng claimed that his vehicle got the following damages during the accident: 1. the bonnet dented, 2. both front fenders dented, 3. both head lights and front signals damaged, 4. front bumper damages, 5. grill damages, 6. radiation damaged, 7. fanguard damaged, 8. timing belt damages, 9. cacanda damages and 10. front number plate damages, with the total costs estimated, for the above named items and labour assessed at D111,000.

He stated in his claim that the accident occurred at around 1200hrs in the morning on 4 October 2012, along the Bertil Harding Highway, and the persons involved in the accident are Momodou A. Jeng of Pipeline, who was driving the vehicle with registration number KM 1483B, and Bubacarr Jadama who was driving a vehicle with registration number BJL 3709H, who was under the duty and service of the second defendant as a his driver.

Mr Jeng’s particulars of claim indicated further that the police investigation had revealed that the driver of the motor vehicle with registration number BJL 3709H, Bubacarr Jadama, was responsible for the accident, and was summoned for careless driving contrary to Motor Traffic Amended Act, and the defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a fine of D1,000.

Mr Jeng also claimed that he got a result of the police action taken which showed that the driver of motor vehicle with registration number BJL 3709H left his lane and knocked against an incoming vehicle with registration number KM 1483B at the opposite direction, because a taxi made a sudden brake in front of him and he did not leave a reasonable distance in between.

The defendants were not present in court and, as a result, the case was adjourned till 16 January 2013, for hearing.