Aug 1, 2012, 11:31 AM
One Alagie Kutubo Jakali Touray has dragged Carnegie Minerals Gambia Limited before Magistrate FL Drammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court claiming the sum of US$5,500 being arrears of rent outstanding from 15th December 2009.
The plaintiff has also claimed possession interest at the rate of 15% per annum and profits at the rate of US$458 per month from 15th December 2009 and costs.
Touray claimed that he is and was at all material times a businessman and the defendant was a company carrying out the business of mining of minerals and other raw materials.
He further stated in his claim that by a tenancy agreement dated 27th October 2006, he agreed to let out his property at 54 Kairaba Avenueto the defendant for a yearly tenancy from 15th December 2006 at a yearly rent of US$5,500 payable in advance.to the defendant for a yearly tenancy from 15th December 2006 at a yearly rent of US$5,500 payable in advance.
The particulars of claim of the plaintiff further indicated that the defendant was under an investigation by the government and it has ceased all operations and, eventually, its business was closed down.
Touray also stated in his claim that the defendant has failed and or refused to pay the rent due and has also failed to give up vacant possession of the property, which is presently locked. He further claimed that as at the date, the rent outstanding is US$5,500 and the defendant still has the keys to the property.
The defendant was not present in court, while the plaintiff was represented by his counsel.