BREAKING NEWS: ANOTHER VICTIM OF “FRAUDSTER” WALLY NDOW SPEAKS: RE: WALLY NODW- FRAUDULENT BUILDING CONTRACTOR

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Dear Pa,

I have also been a victim of Waly Ndow’s fraud. In 2018, I wanted to build an extension on top of my storey building. I came across Wally Ndow through his Facebook which was full of beautiful buildings he claimed to have constructed. As one of your complainant stated, he took me to one of two wonderful buildings in Bijilo and Burusubi he claimed to have built. I was convinced and decided to give him the contract. we signed an agreement for D380,000.00 to construct an additional building (turn-key project) on top of a one-storey house and agreed to make three installments depending on the progress of the work.

As soon as the project starts, he keeps demanding for more payments to avoid any delays as he said he wanted to complete everything on time.. Since I was also pressed for time and wanted early completion, I started giving him additional money oblivious to the terms of payment in our contract. By the time he collected all the money we agreed, he started running away from the site. His workers would come and refuse to work waiting for their payments. He would never turn up, until I decided to personally pay the workers part of the money he owed them so that the work can continue.

When he comes it will always be very early in the morning with the pretence of making routine inspections but he will always be on the phone pretending to be giving out instructions to workers in other building sites. He will stay outside on the phone and as soon as he gets the chance he will disappear again before his workers come to work.

Realising that the work is not progressing as planned, I expressed my displeasure and started threatening him with legal action. He soon stopped visiting the site and whenever I called his number he would either ignore my calls or block them. To avoid further delays, I took another contractor to complete the work for me while I desperately started looking for help to get my money back from him.

I then went to Kairaba Police and I reported the matter. I was  directed to one Police Commissioner Ceesay who told me he knows Wally Ndow as he is having other similar cases against him. I waited and waited for the police to take action to no avail,

I then went to his father-in-law, one Mr. Alieu Jobe who was once working for GAMTEL at its Senegambia branch. Through his intervention, some of the materials he took from the site were returned but he could not refund me the balance of the money outstanding in the contract including the additional payments I made, the list of which is attached herewith.

I have been pursuing Wally for over two years now for my money but up to today he did not refund me a butut. always lying , lying and lying with endless excuses. I came out to add my voice to the other victims of Wally Ndow’s fraudulent practices so that others will not suffer the same fate. I had to spend almost twice the contract amount I had with Wally to get the building completed after one year of constantly pursuing him. There are so many Wally Ndows in town who keep feeding on the gullibility of innocent people. I have also attached a complaint letter I wrote to him in December 2018 when things were not moving as planned.

I hope exposing fraudsters like Wally Ndow would help put a stop to their heinous crimes..

By Alieu Faal

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CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH WALLY NDOW (CEO/MANAGER NDAWEN CONSULT)
                        CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFCATION OF ONE BEDROOM SUIT AT THE 2ND FLOOR
STATEMENT OF BUILDING MATERIALS PURCHASED BY Alieu FAAL
SUPPLIER
TOURAY KUNDA- Kololi
 GMD Ref
22-12-18 2 Bags Partre                   700 Rcpt:00330
25-12-18 10 Bags Cement                2,700 Rec:00341
26-12-18 10 Bags Cement                2,700 Rec:00342
Total                6,100
MP TRADING COMPANY LTD- KAIRABA AVE
17-12-18 Various(see inv) Electrical Materials                6,125 R/No. 019470
26-12-18 Various(see inv) Electrical Materials                2,500 R/No. 019570
Total                8,625
BATIMAT TRADING
29-12-18 Various Materials For 3 toilets             16,700 Inv. FR503145
04-01-19 60 Pieces Decra-Metro bond red             19,800 Inv. FR503925
Total             36,500
ALFHA TRADING ENTERPRISE- RED CROSS BUILDING
04-01-19 5 Drums Interior Paint                9,660 R/No. 00811
BUILDIA ENTERPRISES – Jimpex No.3
04-01-19 3 Drums Plastic Paint                3,450 Inv. 11654
14-01-19 1 Drums Plastic White- 800c                1,150 Inv.12037
Total                4,600
SALAM’S PORCELAIN GROUP- MAMADI MANJANG
03-01-19 Various Floor/ wall Tiles             34,795 Saes Inv.31218
03-01-19 3 Pcs Doors             17,500 Sales Inv. 31219
Total             52,295
GRAND  TOTAL           117,780
LABOR
SAINE- CONTRACTOR FOR THE STAIRCASE             18,000 COPY OF AGREEMENT
Paid Martin Joof- Plarter man                4,000 13-12-18
Mohamed tiler                4,100 13-12-18
Ebrima Masoner                1,000
Steel bender                1,000
Omar carpenter                2,500
Charles Electirican advance                2,000
Martin Joof- Platre man                1,500
Martin Joof- Platre man                3,500
Sub-Total             37,600
GRAND TOTAL (MAT&LAB)       155,380
ADD
Roofing Decra -Paid on Chq no: 10654612  21/11/2018             40,000 Not Delivered
Advsnce on Final Payment- Not delivered 4/12/2018             70,000 Not Delivered
  TOTAL AMOUNT OWED BY WALLY NDOW   265,380      
(Two Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand Dalasis)

 

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19th December 2018

Mr. Wally Ndow,

CEO/Manager

Ndawen Consult Ltd

Civil Engineering and Construction

Re: Contract Agreement

Dear Mr. Ndow,

I refer to our Contract Agreement that was signed on 23rd October 2018 to modify and build a one-bedroom suite on the second floor and do some maintenance on the existing structures.

You will recall that we both agreed on a time frame of seven weeks effective 27th October 2018 to 17th December 2018 to complete and hand over the finished work. The contract amount was agreed at D 320, 000. (Three hundred and twenty thousand Dalasi).  Payment terms were agreed as follows:

Stage One: 35% which is D 119, 000.00 before work begins- Paid vide Ecobank cheque number: 1065608 for D 119,000.00. Your receipt number: 000165 dated 30/10/2018 refers

Stage Two: 35% when fifty percent of the work is completed– Paid vide Ecobank cheque number:10654612 for D119, 000.00. Your receipt number: 000170 dated 21/11/2018 refers

Stage Three: 30% final payment to be paid after completion. Paid D70,000.00 vide Ecobank cheque number:  10654615 of December 2018 Your receipt number 000171 dated 4/12/2018. THUS LEAVING A BALANCE OF D 32,000.00 PLUS D 10,000.00 ON THE EXTRA ROOFING FOR THE VERANDAH.

There was additional work for tiling and ceiling for D40,000.00 paid on 21/11/2018 receipt number: 000170 dated 21/11/2018; and for extra roofing with decra on the verandah for D 25, 000.00. D15, 000.00 was paid.

With prolonged delays. We further agreed to use the Balance of D42, 000.00 to pay for additional work. So far a total of D 19, 725.00 has been paid leaving a balance of D 22, 275.00.

I must register my total disappointment with the way the contract is being executed. There are endless delays and rearrangements of work on-site which is not necessary if materials and labor are being paid on time. As the contractor has failed to complete the works as agreed, that is 17th December 2018 when he has received almost all the contract amount, I am compelled to use the rest of the money to look for an alternative. It is now necessary to put this in writing now as the situation is getting worse.

Alhagie Alieu O. Faal

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