Pool v H. Savy Insurance Co Ltd (CS 105/2015)  SCSC 388 (01 June 2016);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Civil Side: CS 105/2015
 SCSC 388
H. SAVY INSURANCE CO. LTD.
3 May 2016
Mr. France Bonte for plaintiff
Delivered: 1 June 2016
[I] This suit proceeded ex parte.
 Plaintiff is Jose Pool. Defendant is H. Savy Insurance Co. Ltd..
 Plaintiff "is and was at all material times" the owner of a vehicle Geep~ bearing registration number S20378. Defendant is an insurance company that insured, under third party cover (fire and theft), the said jeep (exhibit P1).
 On 15 September, 2014, Plaintiffs son had invited a few friends to the house Plaintiff who was asleep was awoken by a phone call from "someone" at about one a.m .. The caller asked Plaintiff about the whereabouts of Plaintiffs jeep. Plaintiff told the caller that his jeep was parked inside the garage. The caller told Plaintiff to look inside the garage to ascertain whether the jeep was parked inside of it. Plaintiff went to look. Plaintiffs jeep was not inside the garage. According to Plaintiff, one Hubert Mothee, his son's friend, had stolen his jeep and driven away. Plaintiff did not see Hubet Motheer steal his jeep and drive away. Plaintiffs jeep while being driven by Hubert Mothee was involved in an accident. According to Plaintiff the jeep was damaged beyond repair and declared a write-off.
 Plaintiff is consequently claiming from Defendant Seychelles rupees 647, 000.0 /- in that respect; interests; costs; and any other order as to the court may seem fit.
 I have considered the evidence for Plaintiff. The issue for the determination of this court is whether Plaintiff has established his case on a balance of probabilities. I state that there is no evidence on record other than that of Plaintiff on which this court could rely in favour of Plaintiffs contention that Hubert Mothee had stolen his jeep and driven away. In my judgment Plaintiff did not convince me that Hubert Mothee had stolen his jeep and driven away. With respect to his claim for damages Plaintiff offered no evidence in support of his claim. In light of the above I hold that Plaintiff has not established his case on a balance of probabilities.
In the result, I dismiss Plaintiff's claim. Plaintiff shall bear his own costs.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 1 June 2016
Judge of the Supreme Court