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Lamin Mboge, the Chief Executive Officer of Gam Housing has sued activist Fatou Jagne, claiming the sum of nine hundred and fifty thousand dalasi (D950,000).

Gam Housing is the first plaintiff in this suit whereas CEO Mboge is the second Plaintiff and Fatou Jagne is the Defendant.

Jagne, even though she is not a customer of Gam Housing, was approached by several victims of Gam Housing Real Estate Company to help them voice out their problem and help them in their pursuit for justice.

CEO Mboge sued her for the recovery of seven hundred thousand dalasi being loss of earning as a result of what he calls Jagne’s seizure of his car. Mboge is claiming the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dalasis (D150,000) for the recovery of five (5) title deeds of customers that got missing as a result of Jagne’s action. Finally, Mboge is claiming the sum of fifty thousand dalasis (D50,000) for inconveniences caused to him by Jagne. Also, he wants D15,000 as legal and administrative cost.

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Gam Housing is a company registered in The Gambia engaged in the trade of buying and selling of land.

According to the particulars of the claim, it is stated that Fatou Jagne, on the 26th December 2020 surreptitiously joined Gam Housing during a site visit at Kitty during a land identification. According to the Plaintiffs’ claim, the identification team at Kitty consisted of their driver Edrissa Jobe, estate manager Mutarr Sowe and two of their clients – Mariama Faye and Abubacarr Saidykhan.

The Plaintiffs alleged that Fatou Jagne waited until the driver and the estate manager “dropped” from the car and she’dissappeared’ with their car upon arrival at the site in Kitty.

The Plaintiffs said they alerted the police who recovered the car but since then they cannot carry on with their site visits.

“As a result of the Defedant’s action the Plaintiffs lost over ten site visits estimated to cost D750,000,” the claim stated.

The claimant said he recovered the car from the police as well as alleged that they found out that five (5) title deeds that were in the car were “stolen”. The real estate dealer said the five title deeds cost him D150,000.

CEO Mboge said Jagne is using her Facebook to “sabotage” and “attack” him and his business. Mboge said Jagne has never been his customer, but he suffered loss and damage as a result of her action on Facebook.

The case was first mentioned on Friday, 15th January 2020 before Principal Magistrate Pa Modou Njie of the Bundung Magistrate’s Court. Jagne was not present and the case was adjourned to the 22nd January 2021.

Jagne will state on that day whether to accept or deny Mboge’s claim. 

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