A number of farmers have filed a lawsuit against Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka accusing him of illegally building on farm lands and turning it into a stable and an equestrian club naming it “Al Sakka Equestrian Club”. The farmers stressed that Ahmad broke the law by building on farm land and was able to get away with his actions due to the fact that he was a very good friend of the sons of ousted Egyptian President Husni Mubarak.
The lawsuit said that Ahmad had bought the property as a farm land, but did not use it as such and instead turned it into an investment. It was added that Ahmad was cause to many poor people to lose the only source of income they had, which was farming on the land. The complaint also stated that a court order in 2010 had ordered Ahmad to give up the property, but his relations with the former ruling family of Egypt allowed him to get away with leaving matters as they are.
According to the London based Elaph, Ahmad’s lawyer, Yaser Abd Al Rahman, denied all accusations made against the actor. Yaser stressed that Ahmad did not violate the law in any way and has nothing to fear with regards to the lawsuit. The lawyer added that according to the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture Ahmad is permitted to build on the specific property due to the fact that it is surrounded by different buildings and homes.