December 30th attackers appeal struck out

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice Awa Bah, Justice Jacob A. Dada, and Justice Orifowomo, yesterday struck out the criminal appeal case involving the December 30th attackers.

When the case was called, S. Kennedy represented the appellants and the respondents were represented by O. Danso and E.R Dougan.

The appellants were absent, but S. Kennedy informed the court that they have filed a notice of abandonment in accordance with rule 5 of the Gambian Court of Appeal Act on 17 March 2017, in respect of all the appellants.

Justice Awa Bah said Kennedy did not enter appearance for all the appellants, but Kennedy replied that the appellants appended their signature on the notice of abandonment.

 He, therefore, urged the court to strike out the appeal.

O. Danso, in her response, raised no objection to the appellants’ counsel application.

The appeal court subsequently struck out the appeal, pursuant to the notice of abandonment under rule 5 of the Court of Appeal Act. 

Author: Halimatou Ceesay & Bruce Asemota