Court orders litigants to stay off disputed land
Monday, August 10, 2009
Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle of the High Court in Banjul, last Thursday, made an order restraining all the parties in a civil suit from carrying out any activities on a disputed plot of land, pending the determination of a motion filed before the court.
One Serign Fallou Jatta, a resident of Bakau, filed a motion before the High Court seeking the court's order to restrain one Lamin Jammeh and Adama Jammeh from intruding on a piece of land situated in Bakau Saloum Kunda. Serigne Fallou Jatta stated that he inherited the disputed land. He also revealed that an earlier order had been given by the court for both Lamin Jammeh and Adama Jammeh to vacate the land.
Jatta further stated that after the order was given by the court, the respondents, Lamin Jammeh and Adama Jammeh, returned to the land. The presiding judge, Justice Fagbenle, in his ruling made an interim order restraining all parties in the case from carrying out any activities on the land in dispute except for farming purposes.
Author: by Sidiq Asemota