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Rongo’s D30 Million Case Continues

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By Yankuba Jallow

The Banjul high court presided over by Justice Sainabou Wadda-Cisse on Tuesday continued hearing the 30 million dalasis civil suit brought by Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo against ten people.

On Tuesday, 9th November 2021, the court granted Rongo’s motion seeking substitution of two names who are both deceased. He substituted Dawda Badjie for Modou Badjie and Hamadi Ceesay for Jarbel Ceesay. The court also granted the filing of the amended writ of summons to include the two new names.

Rongo in 2018 sued Momodou Lungs Jarju, the Alkalo of Banjulinding, Imam Yahya Bah of Banjulinding, Malang Njie, Modou Badjie, Landing Korteh, Lain Nafulou Jarju, Jarbel Ceesay, Foday Barry (a former senior officer of DLEAG), Inspector General of Police and Director General of Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG).

The Plaintiff, Rongo is claiming for 10 million dalasis (D10,000,000) for his unlawful arrest and detention by the defendants and their agents. The resident of Banjulinding is also claiming for D10,000,000 for his malicious prosecution for various offences when the defendants and their agents knew or ought to have known that he should not have been charged. On the third and final ground of his claim, Rongo is claiming for D10,000,000 as damages for loss of earnings occasioned by his unlawful arrest, detention and malicious prosecution. Additionally, he is claiming for two hundred thousand dalasis for cost of action.

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Rongo intends rely on over 70  documents in his case before the high court and so far, he has tendered over half of the documents before Justice Sainabou Wadd-Cisse, the presiding judge in the case.

The case will continue on the 23rd November 2021 at 9 am.

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