Court to Rule in Rongo’s Case against 3 Alkalos & 14 Others


By Nelson Manneh

Justice Ruqata Oremei Ayoola of the Banjul High Court Annex is set to rule on Rongo’s motion seeking court order for injunction to restrain three (3) Alkalos and fourteen (14) other alleged trespassers into their family land in Jola Kunda Misranding in Banjulinding’.

The seventeen (17) people Rongo sued are Bakary Bojang Aka Babai, Ebrima Bojang (Alkalo Of Lamin), Jerreh Sanyang, Siddy Gomez, Cherno Njie, Mustapha Jammeh, Kunkung Danso, Lamin Conteh, Malick Sey Aka Mawdo, Kebba Kujabi (Alkalo Of Makumbaya), Modou Jobe, Nfally Sanneh, Modou Manneh, Sulayman Sisay (Alkalo of Kubariko), Winston Able Thomas, Muhammed Mendy and Buba Ceesay.

On Monday, the 3rd of June 2024, when the case was called before Justice Ruqata Oremei Ayoola, Senior Lawyer Baboucar Secka appeared for Modou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo, and Senior Counsel Kebba Sanyang represented the respondents.

Senior Counsel Secka reminded the court that Rongo (his client) had filed a motion seeking court order for an injunction against the alleged trespass into his land. Lawyer Secka said the land should be protected in the interest of justice.

Senior Counsel Sanyang said Rongo’s motion lacked basis, and he asked the court to rule on it because the documents that accompanied the said motion have no justification of ownership.

Justice Ruqata Oremei Ayoola, after listening to both parties, said the court will make a ruling on the said motion on the 4th day of July 2024.

Justice Ruqata Oremei Ayoola also reminded counsel for the defendants to pay cost of Two Thousand and Five Hundred Dalasi (D2500) to Rongo. The judge also told them that they have to file their defences. The matter currently before the court is Rongo’s application and claims. The defendants have not filed their case.

The Counsel for Winston Able Thomas has asked that the name of his client be removed since he has no interest in the case. Lawyer Secka asked him to write formally, indicating his request.

The matter was then adjourned to the 4th day of July 2024. In this case, the Defendant’s have not filed their defence since the commencement of the case. What is before the court is what Rongo filed. The ruling of the court will be based on the request for injunction that Rongo is looking for and the objection by Lawyer Kebba Sanyang.

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