New twist in Ex-president Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS case

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Civil suit filed by three Gambia nationals against former President Yahya A.J.J.Jammeh has taken new dimension before the High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Sainabou W. Cisse.

The plaintiffs: Lamin Moko Ceesay’s, Ousmane Yerro Sowe’s and Fatou M. Jatta’s claims against Ex-president Jammeh is general damages for pain and suffering and loss occasioned to them by reason of the negligence of Ex-president Jammeh; a declaration that the ex-president’s confinement of the plaintiffs at various places within The Gambia against their will amounted to false imprisonment; damages for false imprisonment ; a declaration that the former president subjected them to inhumane and degrading treatment contrary to Section 21 of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia whilst undergoing Ex-president Jammeh’s alleged HIV/AIDS cure; damages occasioned by the aforesaid inhumane and degrading treatment; interest on any sum awarded at the rate of 25% from the date of institution of the suit to the date of judgment and thereafter at the statutory rate of 4% until payment; costs and further reliefs the court may deem fit to award.

During the court’s sitting on Wednesday, 28 November, 2018, the plaintiffs’ counsel, lawyer Aji Combeh Gaye informed the court that they have filed a motion for a substituted service to be effected on Ex-president Yahya Jammeh in Equatorial Guinea through diplomatic channel.

Meanwhile the matter was adjourned to the 6th February, 2019.

Author: Bruce Asemota