By Adama Makasuba
Carla Morris, an African-American descendant, sued real estate agency Darboe Jula and its managing director Lamin Darboe for breach of land deal in the Banjul High Court.
Carla and the housing company have reached an agreement on a property in Sanyang measuring 125 x 126 x 84 x 155 meters for 1.6 million dalasis
Ms Morris wants the court to rule that the property company and its CEO Lamin Darboe have no right to terminate the contract they signed on 9and July 2021, and wants the court to issue an order requiring the company and CEO Darboe to accept the remainder of the money for the land and for the company to issue the official transfer of ownership of the land to him.
She also asked the court to order the company and CEO Darboe to pay her damages for breaching the contract they signed.
Ms Morris also asked the court to issue perpetual injunction orders to stop the company and its CEO, employees and anyone else from entering the grounds.
She wants 35% interest from January 2021, when the company refused to collect after. In addition, she is claiming D250,000 for legal and administrative costs.
However, estate agency Darboe Jula and its managing director Lamin Darboe have pleaded with Carla Morris to give him time to assign him another plot after an alleged breach of their contract.
Meanwhile, barrister B. Secka told the High Court that his clients, estate agency Darboe Jula and Lamin Darboe, did not wish to pursue litigation in the case as they were opting for an out-of-court settlement. .
Lawyer Secka asked the court to grant them time to accompany Ms Morris on a site visit to their estates to select the land of her choice.
“Is that your position, Mr. Baldeh?” asked Judge Bakre. Ms Morris’ lawyer Y. Baldeh told the court he had no objections to the offer.
The court adjourned the case to 24 from March 2022 at 10 a.m. for payment.