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Land transaction reaches court

Sep 23, 2013, 11:16 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Lamin Tunkara, on 19 September 2013, dragged one Alagie Gurrey to the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court over land transaction.

The case was presided over by Magistrate Jobarteh.

The plaintiff, Lamin Tunkara, was claiming the recovery of D245,000 from the defendant, Alagie Gurrey, plus cost and interest from the date the plaintiff paid the money to the defendant.

According to the particulars of claim of the plaintiff, he bought from the defendant in 2009 a land situated at Paradise Estate.

He claimed he went to the site and found someone fencing it, and when he went to the defendant to tell him about it, he told him he could give him another land in Sukuta.

Lamin Tunkara further claimed that he paid D100,000 to the defendant for the land in Sukuta, and he later found out that it belonged to someone else.

He claimed he initially paid D160,000 for the previous land and again gave the defendant D95,000 which was part payment for the second land in Sukuta.

Mr Tunkara further stated in his claim that he gave a total of D240,000 to the defendant, and wanted all his money back.

When the claim was read to the defendant, he denied liability, saying the plaintiff did not pay any money to him.

Magistrate Jobarteh then adjourned the case till 17 October 2013, when the court will listen to the plaintiff’s narration of what transpired between him and the defendant.