May 30, 2013, 11:29 AM
One Tapha Sosseh, a defendant, was recently dragged to the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court by one Jim Taal, the plaintiff, claiming D320, 000 with cost and damages.
In his testimony, the plaintiff, Jim Taal, told the court that some time last year, the defendant came to him and told him that he was given a contract of collecting rubbish by the KMC but was in short of cash and wanted him to finance the contract, hence he got the money.
He told the court they made the agreement and then bought 40 liters of fuel and put it in the defendant’s car and left for Pirang, where the shovel loader was packed by its owner.
He revealed that they brought the shovel loader and commenced the contract, adding that they needed 5 trucks to execute the contract with the fuel, which he should purchase to carry out the work.
The plaintiff further explained that he used to pay the shovel loader D6,000 with 40 liters of fuel and that they worked for 9 days, adding that he bought 10 jerry-cans for the shovel loader daily, which amounted to D700 daily and that he used to pay the truck drivers daily.
The plaintiff said that when his money finished, they went to one Fatou Sillah to join them to complete the contract, which she did and contributed D100,000 and that they should share the profit equally.
When he was asked what the contract price was, he said it was D200,000, from which each of them should have had D60,000 after removing the expenses.
When asked whether the defendant had paid them the money, he replied in the negative.
The case was then adjourned till 21 February 2012.