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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Business tycoon asks court to ignore judgment against him

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By Bruce Asemota

Sillaba Samateh, a Gambian business tycoon resident in the Netherlands has filed a motion at the High Court, presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh, asking the court to set aside a judgment delivered in his absence on 23 June, 2016.

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The Court presided over by Justice M.O. Agboola had declared one Emmanuel Sanyang ,the owner of a lease property situated at Tranquil in the Kombo North District of West Coast Region.

Sillaba Samateh filed a motion on notion and declared that the judgment was default that the trial was conducted in his absence as he never participated in the trial.

In his supporting affidavits, Sillaba said he was away from the Gambia continuously from 2010 to 2017 when he visited the country for the first time.

He further argued that he was forced to run away from the Gambia in June 2010 in order to save his life as he was on the verge of being killed by former president Jammeh.

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