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Police Chief, Attorney General ordered to pay D900k to Plaintiff

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General (AG) have been ordered to pay 925,000 dalasis plaintiff, after missing seized items from his house.

Magistrate Sillah of the Banjul Magistrate’s court ruled on 14th September that the Plaintiff, one Muhammed Lamin Komma, is entitled to all the claims in his court request.

The court awarded him the sum of D775,000, being damages of items missing from him by the IGP and the Attorney General (1st and 2nd defendants); D50,000 as cost of litigation; and D100,000 as legal administration fees.

The particulars of the case indicate that the plaintiff had sometime on 8th and 9th October 2016, filed a complaint to the police against one Yaya Bah and Neneh Baldeh (landlady) for breaking into his house in Bakau and Fajikunda, and took away his belongings, whilst he was in Europe receiving medical treatment.

The police and accused the person Yahya Bah went to the plaintiff’s house in Fajikunda without the plaintiff’s knowledge.

The complainant had since been pursuing the police for his items to be returned but it was never done. He then decided to file a civil suit against the police to either recover his items or be compensated.

The civil case was then dragged to court and judgement was delivered following several proceedings.

The plaintiff was represented by his counsel Lawyer Malick H.B. Jallow.

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