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Farato Alkalo, Police Officer Given Ultimatum

May 14, 2008, 7:48 AM | Article By: By Abdoulie Nyockeh & Abdoulie Nget

Sana Jawo, the Alkalo of Farato village in Kombo South, has been ordered to pay D18,000 to one Mam Jara in a fortnight's time.

The same order was also issued to Momodou Suwareh, a police officer attached to Banjul police station.

The duo was also ordered to pay interest on the sum and court costs.

The order was in respect of a civil suit filed by Mama Jara against the Alkalo and one Momodou Suwareh in conection with a land dispute.

Mrs Jara was claiming from the two the sum of D17, 000 being the amount she paid for a piece of land and D1, 000 for the cost of paper transction.

She had earlier on informed the court that it was sometime ago when she approached the Alkalo on the issue of land. "He later directed me to Momodou Suwareh whom, he said, had a piece of land for sale. I met Suwareh and upon discussion, we agreed on D17, 000 for the land. I paid the money through the Alkalo but several demands to get my land or money back proved futile," she recounted.