judges from the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday, 5th June 2018 arrived
on the Gambia shores to assume duties as High Court judges in various courts in
The appointments are as a result of the request by the government of The Gambia through the office of the Chief Justice of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the deployment of serving Nigerian judges to The Gambia on Technical Assistance.
The three judges are Justice Babatunde Ademola Bakre, a High Court judge in Ogun State, Justice Osman Alh. Musale, a High Court judge at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and Justice Patience Oseyi Onajite Kuejubola, a High Court judge at Delta State.
Sources revealed that the arrival of the three judges from Nigeria expected to assist and reduce the backlog of cases in the courts.
This reporter has reliably learnt that Justice Usman Alh. Musale would be sitting at the High Court at the Banjul annexe and he would be overseeing the Mansakonko High Court and Basse High Court in the Lower River Region and Upper River Regions respectively.
Justice Babatude Ademola Bakre would be sitting at the High Court in Brikama, whilst Justice Patience Oseyi Onajite Kuejubola would be sitting at the High Court in Kanifing.
Meanwhile, the judges are expected to be sworn in by the president of the republic, Adama Barrow before they commence sittings.