Supreme Court commences sitting

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of The Gambia yesterday commenced its sittings at the Law Courts building at the Independence Drive in Banjul.

The sitting of the Supreme Court is scheduled to take place from 26 November to 7 December 2018, and would adjudicate on matters, review or causes on appeal.

Prior to the commencement of the court’s sitting, the president of The Gambia Bar Association, Lawyer Rachel Y. Mendy gave welcoming remarks followed by Lawyer Ida D. Drammeh and the chief justice of The Gambia, Justice Hassan B. Jallow who responded.

Consequently, roll call of matters was held and some matters were adjourned for mention, hearing and judgments.

Meanwhile, the following criminal appeal cases were mentioned, Terrick Bright and the State; Sara Camara and The State; Mamudou Oki Sissoho and the State; Musa Sarr and the State; Aji Suwareh and the State; Amadou Sanneh and the State; Dodou Gai and the State; Lamin Jah and the State; Bakary Kanyi and the State and Kenneh Jawla and the State.

The following Civil Appeal matters were adjourned for judgment: Lamin J. Darboe and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice; Alieu Sonko and Mariama Dampha; Bishop of Banjul and John Paul Njie; Aisatou Jallow and Momodou Bah; Joseph Joof and Independent Electoral Commission.

The civil appeals motioned and set for hearing are: Rachel Mendy and two others as trustees for the Gambia Bar Association (GBA) and the Judicial Service Commission; Feryale Ghanen and the Commission of Inquiry (the Janneh Commission) and another; Muhammed Bazzi and The Commission of Inquiry and another; Fadi Mazegi and the Commission of Inquiry and another; Alh. Abdoulie D. Njie and Alh. Momodou K. Jobe; Lambertur Franiscus and Willhelmus Marcelissen.

Whilst civil appeal cases for mention were Kabba Jallow and Saidou Jallow and another; Patricia D. Roberts and Arthur Roberts; Marieta C.H. Jarra by her attorney and Francis Jarra and Ibra Faal and four others; A.N.M. Ousainou Darboe and the Attorney General; New Vision Insurance Company and the Attorney General; Momodou Touray and two others and Seedou Cham and another; Gambia for Self Employment and Access Bank (G) Ltd.

Civil appeals set for hearing were: Gambia National Insurance Company and the Attorney General; Pa Abdoulie Manneh and Geoffrey Renner (As liquidator for Slok Air); Momodou Secka and Penda Njatty Jallow; Lamin Sillah and Oceanic Bank (G) Ltd. in liqdidation; Loxly Epie and the Central Bank of The Gambia;

Sulayman Hydara and International Commercial Bank; Pa Malick Faal and Muhammed Sumareh and another; Sarjo Dicko and Jakariawo Dukureh (by his attorney Abdoulie Dukureh); Madikarreh Jabbie and Alhajie Lasana Sillah; Bai Mataar Drammeh and Dr Mary D. Snow and Gambia National Insurance Company Ltd.; Ebrima Barry and Alpha Barry and another.

Hearing continues today.

Author: Bruce Asemota