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Debtor dragged to court

Nov 3, 2010, 12:12 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Two plaintiffs, Tijan and Amadou Jallow, have sued one Ba Camara Sumbundu at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, claiming D122,000, being the balance of monies due to them and owed by the defendant.

The claim was in respect of money given to the defendant as loan by the 2nd plaintiff, which are the proceeds from the business of the 1st plaintiff.

The defendant had informed the court during yesterday’s court sittings that he had paid some money at the Serrekunda Police Station for the plaintiffs to collect.

The plaintiffs further claimed D10,000 as damages for breach of contract and also an interest of 25% on the debt from May 2010 to the date of judgement and an interest of 4% from the date of judgement till the final payment was also claimed by the plaintiffs, as well as D10,000 for cost.

The defendant was represented by lawyer Antouman Gaye, who told the court that his client had paid D50,000 to the registrar for the plaintiffs to collect and also confirmed that the defendant had paid some monies at the Serrekunda Police Station.

He denied that his client was about to travel to America and would not come back.

He also told the court that the defendant had accepted owing the plaintiffs only D60,000.

According to the defence counsel, the defendant had deposited a property at Latrikunda worth over hundred thousand dalasis.

The court finally advised the plaintiffs and the defendant to go and reconcile the balance.

Magistrate Tabally subsequently adjourned the case till 5 November 2010.