Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has adjourned the scheduled judgment of the Bissau Guinean man who is facing a civil suit for failing to secure a valid United Kingdom visa for one Beatrice Badjie.
Madam Badjie (plaintiff) filed the civil suit against Ebrima Gassama claiming a refund of D154, 000 being the money Gassama requested from her on the claim that he would secure her a UK visa. The plaintiff said she already paid the said sum to the defendant in cash, plus other entitlements.
Magistrate Abeke initially scheduled to deliver judgment in the case yesterday but when the case came up, he said he could not write the judgment due to power shortage and had to adjourn it to Tuesday 16thAugust.
In his defence testimony on Wednesday, Gassama accepted liability of Madam Badjie’s claim and begged the court to allow him pay back the money to Madam Badjie on installment basis. He said he did not spend the money but accepted the liability because he served as the mediator, witness and guarantor between Madam Badjie and his friend resident in Dakar who was supposed to process the UK visa but instead sent a photocopied one.
The court now set Tuesday to decide on the matter.
by Meita Touray