By Omar Bah
The family of Karamo Saikou Jatta in Tujereng has categorically denied relying on four different sketch plans to effect the demolition of over fifty compounds in the village and issued warning that more demolitions will follow soon.
The Jatta Kunda family was accused by Omar Jabang and Omar Bojang of relying on four different sketch plans drawn by the department of physical planning with different pictures to demolish the area measuring about 600 by 373 meter.
More than fifty compounds including a leased compound owned by former Secretary General Dawda Fadera who is now Gambia’s Ambassador in US were demolished in Tujereng by the Sheriff Division of the high court.
Nuha Gibba, a grandson to Karamo Jatta argued that they relied on only one sketch plan to effect the demolition.
Gibba said the four sketch plans were drawn by one Lamin Jatta, a brother to Karamo Jatta without consulting him (Karamo Jatta) who is the rightful owner of the land.
He said even Omar Jabang who claims to have lost about D600, 000 was warned not to construct anything in the area by the Chief of Kombo South. Gibba called on Omar Bojang to immediately apologise to the Sheriff Division for wrongly calling the Sheriff to resign.
He denied the fact that the demolition they carried out was done at a wrong site, saying more compounds will be demolished in the area as stated by the sketch plan.
“We are not going to touch any property that is not within the vicinity of the judgment and I think Omar Jabang and Omar Bojang should entirely desist from the land,” he stressed.
He said Mr Jatta has in number of occasions engaged those occupying the land for negotiation but they refused.
“As we speak now we are not ready to entertain any negotiation.
The old man has suffered a lot and we are not ready to allow him to continue suffering for something that legally belongs to him.”