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Former Justice Minister accepts liability

Apr 25, 2012, 12:59 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Edward Gomez, former Justice Minister, accepted liability in a claim filed against him at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court by Banque Sahelo-Saharienne Pour L’ Investissement Et Le Commerce Gambia Limited.

This was made known to the court by Magistrate Ngube.

The plaintiff was claiming for the payment of D571, 101.64 being the amount due and owing by the defendant, Edward Gomez, to the plaintiff on an overdraft facility provided by the plaintiff to the defendant.

Interest at the rate of 19 percent per annum from the 10 April 2012, and costs were also claimed by the plaintiff, who was represented by lawyer Sasum Sillah.

In his judgment, Magistrate Ngube told the court that the defendant had written to the court admitting liability of D571, 178.14 and prayed to the court to allow him to pay the debt within 21 days from date of judgment.

He stated further that the defendant made the admission, and urged the court to enter judgment accordingly.

“Judgment is therefore entered for the plaintiff in the sum of D571, 178.14 being a loan facility granted to the defendant by the plaintiff. The entire judgment sum is payable within 21 days of this judgment,” Magistrate Ngube declared.