By Assan Sallah

The Banjul Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General (AG) to pay a total compensation of D925,000 to one Mohammed Lamin Komma, a complainant.

Mr. Komma had claimed for the recovery of the sum of D775,000 being damages of items missing from him by the IGP and the Attorney General (1st and 2nd defendants); cost of litigation and administration fees and further orders.


The plaintiff claimed that sometime in 2016, he had a problem with his landlady Neneh Baldeh and Yaya Bah, which was reported to the police.

He complained that one day, the police came to his house with the above-mentioned people and took away all his belongings. The complainant told the court that since then, he has been pursuing the police for his items to be returned but it was never done. He then decided to file a civil suit against the police to either recover his items or be compensated.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, 14th September, Magistrate Sillah of the Banjul Magistrate’s Court said after going through the case, Mohammed Lamin Komma is entitled to all the claims in his praecipe as follows;

(i) Recovery of the sum of D775,000. 00 being damages of items missing from the plaintiff by the 1st and 2nd defendants,

(ii) D100, 000.00 as legal and administrative fees,

(iii) Cost of D50,000. 00.

The plaintiff was represented by his counsel Lawyer Malick H.B. Jallow.

Culled from The Gambia Post