MONROVIA-The Head for Public Land Records at the Center for National Documents and Records,
Madam Charlotte Dixon is said to be in big trouble, after collecting an initial amount of US$5,000(Five thousand United States Dollars) for land from a lady, who had gone to place her documents on records.
Madam Dixon, interacted with Madam Gertrude Massaquoi, a resident of Brewerville, at the National Archives early last year, after processing her initial land documents.
She told Madam Massaquoi that she had five lots of land in Brewerville and out for sale.
Knowing her title, Madam Massaquoi told a team of journalists recently, that she did not hesitate to see said property. “We asked her to see the land along with the decree of sale. She did and charged US$9,200(Nine thousand two hundred United States dollars). We paid her cash US$5,000(Five thousand United States dollars),” she said.
But here was what broke the Camel’s back. To effect the survey, Madam Dixon started narrating different stories. After pressing her further to know what was the actual reason for the delay, Madam Dixon responded like this: “the land in question is in court, and in a few weeks’ time, the judge will rule. Here is the case file, you can go and see it,” Madam Massaquoi explained.
At this point, Madam Massaquoi almost fainted, she narrated. Her only option she said was to request for her US$5,000(Five thousand cash). No Cash, no land, she said.
According to Madam Massaquoi, her expected landlady told her that she used the money to pay for legal services and she would repay her in February 2023. (Please see the promissory note to that effect).
But to her surprise, said amount had not been paid. So she is looking at other options, preferably, dragging her to court in the shortest possible time to get redress.
To ascertain the facts, this paper contacted Madam Dixon on the land’s deal. She refused to answer and a text message was sent to her. After a few hours, she returned the call and said she could not speak to the matter.
In less than an hour, one person who introduced himself as the Lawyer for Madam Dixon said; “My client cannot speak to the matter, because the case is in court.” The reporter asked when the case between Madam Massaquoi and his client was taken to court. He did not give any date but only said, “It is against the law to write on the particular case that is in court. If you the journalist want to know more about the case, you can go to the court to know.”
But when contacted, Madam Massaquoi on the veracity of the Lawyer’s statement, she responded: “lies. My case is not in court yet. I intend to take her to court anytime soon.”