Lawyer Antouman Gaye takes offence to statement by defense counsel

Friday, November 8, 2019

Lawyer Antouman Gaye, the lead prosecutor in the case involving Yankuba Badjie and other former NIA officers, on the 4th November, 2019, told the High Court in Banjul before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara that he takes offence to the statement made by the defense counsel, Lawyer Mene.

Counsel Mene had earlier told the court that Lawyer Antouman Gaye did not say the truth when he (Antouman Gaye) said that nothing was done when two appeals were filed at the Court of Appeal by Counsel Mene.

This angered Lawyer Antouman Gaye who urged the court to ask Counsel Mene to withdraw his statement. Counsel Mene informed the court that notices were already served to show that something was being done regarding the appeals he filed against two rulings made by the judge.

Earlier, Lawyer Antouman Gaye filed for stay of proceedings, pending the determination of the appeals filed by Counsel Mene at the Court of Appeal.

Lawyer Antouman Gaye applied for seven days for the prosecution to file their brief while Counsel Mene applied for three days.

Subsequently, Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara adjourned the case until the 18th November, 2019, for adoption of briefs.

Author: Dawda Faye