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Visa dealer accepts liability

Jun 14, 2013, 11:05 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Sulayman Badjie, on 13 June 2013, accepted liability for his failure to procure a Schengen visa for Landing Jarjue, plaintiff, who paid him D150, 000 for the service.

Magistrate Jobarteh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over the case.

Landing Jarjue claimed that D150, 000 was given to the defendant in CFA equivalent to 2.5million.

He further claimed that the payment was as a result of an agreement that the defendant was going to procure a Schengen visa to the plaintiff, which the defendant never did, and that the plaintiff asked the defendant to give him his money but the defendant had refused.

According to the plaintiff’s claim, several demands were made to recover the said sum but to no avail.

When the claim was read to the defendant, he accepted liability and told the court he was going to pay D35, 000 on the spot and the balance would be paid in installment, which was accepted by the plaintiff.

In his judgement, Magistrate Jobarteh told the court that based on the acceptance of liability by the defendant, the court hereby entered judgement for the plaintiff and against the defendant.

He ordered the defendant to pay D35, 000 to the plaintiff on the spot, D60, 000 by 31 July 2013, and pay the balance of D55, 000 by 31 August 2013.

He also ordered the defendant to pay D501 as cost of the suit before 30 June 2013.