Supreme Court of The Gambia commences sitting

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Supreme Court of the Gambia yesterday commenced sitting in a new session at the Supreme Court building in Banjul presided over by Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow and six other Supreme Court judges.

The other judges are Justice Abubakar Datti Yahaya, Justice Nicholas Colin Browne- Marke, Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow, Justice Mary Mamyassin sey, Justice Gibril B.S. Janneh and Justice Raymond C. Sock.

For the first time, the Supreme Court has a full complement of five Gambians sitting as justices of the court which would run from the 15th November to the 24th November 2017.

During yesterday’s session, the court made a call of over 35 cases; 21 civil appeals, 6 civil suits, 2 civil review cases and 6 criminal appeals were mentioned and some adjourned for judgments.

The criminal appeals cases were Bakary Kanyi versus the State, Sheriffo Manneh versus the State, Almameh Sawaneh versus the State, Kenneh Jawla versus the State and the Supreme Court ordered that she be represented by National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA) and the matter was adjourned to Monday, 20th November, 2017 for mention.

Other criminal appeal cases were Lamin Jah versus the State and it could be recalled that the appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of rape and robbery. The Supreme Court adjourned the matter to the 20th November, 2017 for mention.

The criminal appeal case involving Joseph Wowo versus the State was also mentioned and the court adjourned the matter to the 23rd November, 2017 for judgment.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court mentioned the matter involving the Gambia Press Union, Babucar Ceesay and Saikou Jammeh versus the Attorney General.

Also mentioned was the matter involving Bai Emil Touray and two others versus the Attorney General,  the matter involving Mam Sait Njie versus the Attorney General.

The Supreme Court would end sitting on the 24th November, 2017. 

Author: Bruce Asemota