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
|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|
|TOURAY KUNDA- Kololi|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|SAINE- CONTRACTOR FOR THE STAIRCASE||18,000||COPY OF AGREEMENT|
|Paid Martin Joof- Plarter man||4,000||13-12-18|
|Charles Electirican advance||2,000|
|Martin Joof- Platre man||1,500|
|Martin Joof- Platre man||3,500|
|GRAND TOTAL (MAT&LAB)||155,380|
|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)|
19th December 2018
Mr. Wally Ndow,
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