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Visa case reaches court

Nov 23, 2011, 12:05 PM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

A man called Yankuba Jobarteh was recently dragged to the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court by one Yaya Jaiteh for not fulfilling a promise that he would procure Shengen visas for him.

The plaintiff, Yaya Jaiteh, told the court that he knew the defendant through one Kawsu Fatty.

He went to the defendant with his younger brother for the payment of the visas, he said, adding that the defendant charged him D100, 000 for the two visas.

The plaintiff added that he gave the defendant D50,000 and another D40,000 on different occasions and  the balance was later paid by his cousin by the name Lamin Kurang while the defendant was in Dakar for the procurement of the two visas.

He added that the defendant gave him a strong promise that he had a white man who would be procuring the visas.

Jaiteh said when he waited for too long and could not get the said visas, he requested for the money and the defendant gave him excuses, but later gave him D45, 000 at the Police Station.

At that juncture, a document was tendered in court containing the said amount and the signature of the plaintiff, which was identified by both parties.

The case at that juncture was adjourned till 5 December 2011.