Aisha Fatty and businessman Abdoulaye Thiam
By Landing Ceesay
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court of the Gambia has ordered the freezing of Aisha Fatty’s accounts at all commercial banks.
The order was made while he was delivering his ruling on the motion filed by Abdoulaye Thiam for the court to freeze Aisha Fatty’s bank accounts and take her vehicles.
Justice Jaiteh ruled that, based on the contents of paragraphs 12, 16, 19, 20, and 23 of the affidavit, which consider the convenience of the parties and their competing rights, it would be an injustice to Abdoulaye Thiam if Aisha Fatty were not restrained pending the determination of the suit.
“It is my view that if the status quo is not maintained, there are no alternative remedies available to the applicant (Abdoulaye Thiam). Therefore, the balance of convenience is in favor of the applicant (Abdoulaye Thiam),” Justice Jaiteh.
Justice Jaiteh ruled that based on the circumstances of the case, he was inclined to hold that there is merit in Abdoulaye Thiam’s application for the court to freeze Aisha Fatty’s bank accounts.
Justice Jaiteh then ordered that the vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 BRABUS with registration number BJL 0999 W, remain in the custody of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
Justice Jaiteh has ordered that the accounts in the name of Aisha Fatty, bearing account numbers 62*********** and 62************, with Eco Bank Gambia Limited and all other commercial banks in the Gambia be frozen pending the hearing and determination of the case.
Aisha Fatty, a Gambian socialite, has been sued by his ex-fiancé, Abdoulaye Thiam (plaintiff), a Senegalese businessman, for allegedly breaching a marriage promise.
The Senegalese businessman also sued the Inspector General of Police, Abdoulie Sanyang, who is the second defendant in the civil suit.
The most talked-about civil suit was mentioned in court for the first time in April 2023 before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court of the Gambia.