Legal proceedings have been initiated against the Bank of Sierra Leone and the Attorney General for land formerly occupied by the Africana Tokeh Village Hotel and Villas at Tokeh village.
Mohamed Ghazi Fiad and Dunia Fiad are suing that they own the piece of land situated Off Peninsula Circular Road at Tokeh Village part of which the Bank of Sierra Leone now claims and is in the process of erecting a massive fence on.
The Fiad’s through their lawyers are claiming that they bought and registered the land since 28th February 1997, and that the history of possession of the land can clearly be seen in the records book at the Registrar General’s office showing a clear trace as far back as April 1961.
It is alleged the Minister or officials of the Lands Ministry around June 2006 illegally took over possession of the land, and subsequently installed the Bank of Sierra Leone on the property.
The Fiad’s lawyers are now asking the Supreme Court to order the Bank of Sierra Leone to vacate the said piece of Land and pay compensation to the rightful owners whilst also restraining them from disposing of the land in any way during the period.
The Supreme Court is expected to determine the matter within the next fortnight.