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Comedian Lamarana Jallow in Court

Feb 24, 2009, 5:58 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

Comedian Lamarana Jallow was yesterday in court for breach of contract. Lamarana was summoned to answer a claim by Max Trading Company Limited at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai.

The plaintiff, Max Trading Company Limited, made a claim against the defendant Lamarana Jallow in the sum of D9,550 being monies paid by the plaintiff to the defendant for the placement of a television advert of the "Cabri" Brand, China Green Tea, on GRTS. The plaintiff also claimed interest at the rate of 25% from November 2008 until the date of payment and cost.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was at all material times a trading company registered in The Gambia, while the defendant was at all material times engaged in the art of comedian. The claim added that the plaintiff entered into an agreement with the defendant for him to arrange the placement of a television advert of the "Cabri" Brand, China Green Tea on Gambia Radio and Television Services. It continued further that the plaintiff paid the sum of D21, 600 for the purpose.

The claim further revealed that the plaintiff later discovered that the defendant failed to perform the contract accordingly and instead converted the sum for his own use. "The defendant only repaid the sum of D12, 050 and has failed to pay the outstanding balance of D9, 550," the claim stated. It stated further that the plaintiff has demanded payment of the said sum from the defendant but he has failed or refused to pay the said sum despite repeated demands.

The court later entered judgement in favour of the plaintiff Max Trading Company Limited in the sum of D9,550. The court also awarded the plaintiff costs of D1000, and interest of 25% from November 2008 until date of payment.