After a failed move by the Managing Director of the Rokel Commercial Bank (RCB), Brian Gilpin in a telephone interview with the New Age to compromise New Age from publishing the matter between Nancy Sesay and others against RCB as the Third (3Rd) defendant, RCB has now gone to the court of appeals.
He also revealed to New Age that he told his lawyer that RCB should have sued the brother in question who was paid by the bank for unlawful withdrawal.
In their press release of Thursday 23rd July 2020, RCB stated that the matter is now before the Court of Appeals for determination of the appeal filed by RCB.
That they are aware of a civil matter (NOT criminal or fraudulent in any way) regarding the Estate (monies) of a deceased customer, for which Letters of Administration were granted by the High Court under its Family and Probate jurisdiction to two of the Beneficiaries (son and daughter of the Deceased person) under the said Estate and the monies of the said Deceased person were paid to them having been lawfully appointed as Administrator/Administratrix of the Estate by the Court.
Even though RCB referred to the New Age publication as being frivolous, documents in the hands of New Age indicate that Judgment was delivered by Honourable Justice Jamseina E.L King on the 17th January this year in a matter between Haja Nancy Sesay and others Vs Issa Sesay, Aminata Jalloh (Nee Sesay) and Rokel Commercial Bank.
That the matter was brought to court on 17th November 2018 for wrongful withdrawal/disbursement of the sum of Le, 1,386,772,826.81(One Billion, Three Hundred and Eighty-Six Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty-Six Leones, Eighty-One Cents).
The documents also revealed that after exchange of legal arguments and submissions, judgment was delivered in favor of the plaintiffs on 17th January 2020 for which Rokel Commercial Bank was ordered by the erudite judge to refund the said amount.
That solicitors for RCB filed a motion for a stay of execution on 20th February 2020 after the said judgement which was refused by the court in a ruling on the 8th July 2020.
However, on Thursday 23rd July 2020, the Appeals Court presided over by Justice Momoh Jah Stevens and Justice Komba Kamanda placed an interim stay on the High Court Judgment till the matter is heard next week Tuesday.