Alkalo Of Jabang On the Demolition of Shiekh Njie’s House

By Sailu Bah

The Alkalo of Jabang, Pa Ebrima Colley, said in an interview with this paper that Sheikh Njie is the rightful owner of a piece of land that was demolished on 10 March by the authorities.

Alkalo Kolley said he was not informed about the demolition of Sheick Njie’s house, but learned about it after the exercise was conducted.

“There is a Man behind all these problems who claims that it is his land, but the land is rightfully owned by Sheick Njie because it was allocated to him by my self,” he explained.

He said after the demolition of Sheick Njie’s house he, the Alkalo with some elders, went to Physical planning to tell them about what had happened to Shiekh Njie’s  but according to him they were directed to the permanent secretary ministry of Lands to discuss the issue.  He said the permanent secretary told them that he is not aware of the Demolition.

He remarked, “The Permanent Secretary ministry of Lands told me to write everything that happened which I did.

Shiekh Njie, who came to Foroyaa’s offices on Tuesday 14 April 2015, to lodge a complaint said he acquired the land from the Alaklo of Jabang 9 years ago and it was demolished on Tuesday 10 March 2015, by people who claim to be from Physical planning accompanied by some security officers. According to Sheikh it is now 43 days since he and his family were thrown out of their compound and are now living with some neighbours which he said is making them uncomfortable.

“One Sainey Colley claimed to be the owner of the Land,” he explained.

“I was confused, I did not know what to do, so I called all authorities such as the area council as well as the Governor  of West Coast Region, but all of them said that they are not aware of it,” he explained.