Office of the Ombudsman has been taken to court for failing to pay its rent for where it presently resides at 26 Charlotte Street in the Central Part of Freetown.

According to Court Files, the Plaintiff, Charles Harding is claiming the recovery of immediate vacant possession of the property situate, lying and being at 26 Charlotte Street, Freetown in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone occupied by the defendant.

That payment of arrears of rent for the period of 1st November 2018 to 1 November 2020 in the sum of $ 80,000 until possession is delivered up to the Plaintiff.

That payment of arrears of maintenance fee for the period 1st November 2018 to 1st November 2020 in the sum of $10,000 until possession is delivered up to the Plaintiff.

That interest of the said total sum of $90,000 until possession is delivered up to Plaintiff at the rate of 19% and for such period as the court deems just pursuant to Cap 19 of the laws of Sierra Leone 1960.

The Plaintiff is also seeking general damages of breach of contract and any other reliefs that the Court deems fit and just.

Court files state that the Plaintiff, Charles Harding is and was at all material times to this action Lessor and Administrator of the Estate of Late Honourable Justice Cornelius Harding who at the time of his death was the freehold owner of the premise situate, lying and being at 26 Charlotte Street, Freetown in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

That the Defendant is and was at all material times to this action the Office of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone and lease of property situate lying and being at 26 Charlotte Street Freetown in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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