UDP appeal case stalls

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The criminal appeal case involving the United Democratic Party (UDP) senior officials and the state could not proceed yesterday before The Gambia Court of Appeal in Banjul.

It would be recalled that the appellants, Ousainou Darboe, presently the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and several others were jailed for three years last year July by the High Court for unlawful assembly, holding a procession without a permit, conspiracy to commit a felony, and riot among others.

During yesterday’s sitting, the court observed that the appellants were not present in court when the matter was called.

The appellants counsel, senior counsel Amie Bensouda and Combeh Gaye, informed the court that the appellants were unaware that the matter was slated for yesterday.

The matter was subsequently adjourned until 28 March 2017 for mention. 

Author: Bruce Asemota
Source: Picture: Hon. Ousanou Darboe