Cadi Sarr of the Kanifing Islamic Court recently ordered one Fatou Jawo to pay her husband, Sheikh Ahmat Ceesay, monies and other properties he gave her. This development followed a divorce suit filed by Fatou Jawo against her husband.
According to court sources, Sheikh Ahmat Ceesay gave Fatou Jawo D50, 000 for her mother, a car, D29, 000 to buy a laptop, a goat and a sheep for her relatives when her husband was courting her.
Subsequently, she filed a divorce to terminate the marriage.
In his judgment, Cadi Sarr pronounced before the court that the plaintiff, Fatou Jawo, should pay her husband, Sheikh Ahmat Ceesay, all the monies he spent on her within 24 hours, because her husband did not have any sexual affairs with her. Consequently, she was detained for her to pay the said monies.
The court room was full to capacity. People had to stand on the corridor to watch the court proceedings. At the end of the judgment, there was commotion outside, as people were giving their own opinions on the judgment. The Police Intervention Unit officers had to disperse the crowd, who were asked to leave the court premises.
The moment they went out, the gate was locked up, but they shouted outside. They were later chased but they returned to their position, waiting for Fatou Jawo to boo her. She was later seen coming towards a car, parked on the court premises. As soon as the crowd saw her, they started shouting at her.
She was escorted into the car, and the moment the gate was opened and the car passed, the crowd started booing her while chasing the car. Some were taking pictures on their mobile phones.