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Judge urges state to report on gang raping trial

Friday, February 02, 2018
The Presiding Judge Simeon A. Abi of Basse High Court on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, urged the State to report to the said court in February sitting in...

Basse Magistrates’ Court convicts man for assault, trespass, threatening violence

Friday, February 02, 2018
One Ablie Njie was convicted and sentenced by Presiding Magistrate Demba Senghore of Basse Magistrates’ Court after he was found guilty on four...

Judgment fixed for defilement case

Friday, February 02, 2018
Basse High Court, presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi has adjourned the criminal case involving the State and Muhammed Darboe to the 2 March 2018...

Thief sentenced

Friday, February 02, 2018
One Muhammed Sillah of Bamiko village in Tumana District in the Upper River Region was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Demba Senghore...

Court Martial: witnesses explain how cautionary statements were obtained

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lance Corporal Omar Jammeh, the seventh and Sergeant Momodou Gibba, the eight prosecution witnesses testified before the general Court-Martial on how...

Basse High Court strikes out defilement charge against suspect

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The presiding Judge Simeon A. Abi of Basse High Court, Jan. 29, 2018, struck out the criminal matter involving the State against one Modou Secka who...

Alleged attempted rapist detained

Monday, January 29, 2018
A young man believed to be in his 20s is currently under Bundung police custody on allegation of attempted rape mated on a minor girl Eye...

Court admits hard drive containing UDP detainees as Exhibit

Friday, January 26, 2018
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara on Wednesday admitted a hard drive that is said to contain recordings of the United Democratic Party (UDP) members who...

Suspected Rapist denies confessional statement

Friday, January 26, 2018
Ousman Kandeh, a native of Senegal’s south-western Cassamance region has told the High Court presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh that he never...

Alleged Rape victim testifies in court

Friday, January 26, 2018
A lady (name withheld), Tuesday testified as 4th prosecution witness in the criminal trial involving the State against one Babucarr Darboe before...

Court levies D25, 000 fine on Nigerian guilty of assault

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
A Nigerian national who was facing an assault charge before a Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has been found guilty and levied a 25, 000 dalasi fine as...

Senegalese sentenced for mobile theft

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Magistrate Fattoumata Darboe of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has sentenced Omar Jobe, a Senegalese to serve a three-month community services...

Court confirms order for sureties to forfeit bail bond

Monday, January 22, 2018
Justice Simeon A. Abi of the High Court in Banjul Annex yesterday, 18th January, 2018 confirmed that the said court had made an order for the...

Court confirms order for sureties to forfeit bail bond

Monday, January 22, 2018
Justice Simeon A. Abi of the High Court in Banjul Annex on 18th January, 2018 confirmed that the said court had made an order for the sureties of one...

Three face conspiracy, criminal trespass and rape charges

Friday, January 19, 2018
Three suspects; Bakary Jammeh, Abdoulie Bah and Ansumana Njie were yesterday, 18 January, 2018 charged with three counts of criminal offences before...

Case of former GNPC officials under review, state counsel tells court

Monday, January 15, 2018
State Counsel Lamin Jarju has informed the High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Ebrima Jaiteh that the criminal matter involving the State...

Suspected rapist opens defence to determine statements

Monday, January 15, 2018
One Nino Jatta, a suspect standing criminal trial before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh at the High Court in Banjul last Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, opened his...

High Court quashes magistrates’ Court sentence

Friday, January 05, 2018
The Banjul High Court presided over by Justice Oleidi Uduma recently quashed the conviction and sentences imposed by the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on...

High Court affirms magistrate’s court decision

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Oleidi Uduma recently dismissed the criminal appeal case involving one Gibril Faal. The...

Magistrate Abeke transfered to Esau

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has been transferred to Esau Magistrate’s Court, judicial sources confirmed. ...

Court dismisses mobile phone thief appeal

Friday, December 29, 2017
Justice Oleidi Uduma of the High Court in Banjul recently dismissed the criminal appeal case involving Ebrima Jallow for lack of merit. The...

Court quashes Lang Conteh sentence and conviction

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Oleidi Uduma recently quashed the conviction and sentence imposed on Lang Conteh by the Banjul...

Photographer testifies in NIA 9 trial

Friday, December 22, 2017
Babucarr Njie, a photographer at the Scientific Support Unit at State Intelligence Service (SIS) in Banjul on Tuesday informed the Banjul High Court...

Superior Courts begin Christmas vacation today

Friday, December 22, 2017
Judges of the superior courts throughout the country would today commence Christmas vacation in observance of the 2017 Christmas and New Year...

Man in court for allegedly chopping brother’s head, hand

Friday, December 22, 2017
One Musa Sabally was recently arraigned before Basse Magistrates’ Court on a single count of assault causing grievous bodily harm contrary to section...

ASP Domingo Mbemba testifies in NIA 9 trial

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
ASP Domingo Mbemba on Monday testified as the sixth prosecution witness in the criminal trial involving the embattled nine former officials of the...

Suspected cannabis was found under the accused bed, Witness tells court

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
One Ebrima Sisaho, a narcotic officer stationed at the Jarra Soma Police station yesterday testified as the first prosecution witness in a drug case...

Suspect’s ex-wife testifies in defilement case

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
One Fatoumatta Camara, an ex-wife of Muhammed Darboe, a suspect standing trial on two counts of defilement and attempted suicide testified as a...

Suspect’s age undetermined

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
One Abdoulie Barry, who is facing a single count charged of theft, was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Fattoumata Darboe of the Kanifing...

Court acquits murder suspect

Monday, December 18, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over Justice Simeon A. Abi on Friday 15 December 2017 acquitted and discharged one Ebrima Jallow, after the prosecution...

Suspected rapist trial begins

Monday, December 18, 2017
The criminal trial of one Nuha Dampha, alleged of raping a dumb girl under a coercive circumstance commenced before the Basse High Court, presided...

Suspected baby dumper docked

Friday, December 15, 2017
One Jainaba Jaiteh was arraigned before Basse Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate S.M. Jallow on two counts of infanticide and concealing...

Magistrate Jallow cautions Garawol people to keep peace

Friday, December 15, 2017
M.S. Jallow, the Presiding Magistrate of the Basse Magistrates’ Court has warned that anyone arraigned before him for breach of peace in Garawol...

Magistrate Jallow gives Basse police command thumbs up

Friday, December 15, 2017
Presiding Magistrate S.M. Jallow of the Basse Magistrates’ Court, has said Basse Police Command should keep up the momentum in their bid to combat...

Man awaits sentence for allegedly abducting, defiling teenager

Friday, December 15, 2017
Presiding Magistrate S.M.Jallow of the Basse Magistrates’ Court has adjourned the criminal trial involving one Wurri Jallow for conviction and...

CHILDREN AND THE LAW: ‘’Waiting in the margins: Reflection on the Right to Inclusive Education for Children with disabilities in The Gambia’’

Thursday, December 14, 2017
‘’If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.’’ -- Ignacio Estrada Inclusive education as opposed to...

Court acquits two suspected Heroin dealers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Justice Uduma U. Oleidi of High Court in Banjul recently acquitted and discharged Alagie Kakay and Dodou Jabang after the court dismissed the...

State cautioned to file bill of indictment in defilement case

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The presiding Judge Simeon A. Abi on Monday cautioned the State to file the bill of indictment in the criminal trial involving one Modou Secka before...

Basse High Court resumes sitting

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on Monday 11th December 2017, resumed sittings with several cases mentioned for hearing. ...

Court acquits rape suspect

Monday, December 11, 2017
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul recently acquitted and discharged one Pa Omar Keita after the prosecution failed to prove the...

Yankuba Badjie asked me to identify five protesters, says witness

Friday, December 08, 2017
Assistant Commissioner Abdoulie Sanneh has informed the High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara that Yankuba Badjie, the...

Assistant Commissioner Sanneh cross-examined in NIA 9 trial

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The cross-examination of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abdoulie Sanneh, yesterday continued at the High Court in Banjul presided over by Justice...

Woman docked for alleged theft

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
One Pascaline Jamila Kabou was Monday arraigned before Magistrate F. Darboe of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court accused of stealing. She denied the...

Painter testifies in alleged theft case

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The first prosecution witness, Momodou Jassey of Sanchaba, who works as a painter recently testified in the trial involving Lamin Jarju and Malick...

Manslaughter suspect acquitted and discharged

Monday, November 27, 2017
Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on 23 November 2017, acquitted and discharged one Ebrima Gagigo after the prosecution failed...

Basse High Court adjourns rape trial to December sitting

Monday, November 27, 2017
Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on 23 November 2017, adjourned the criminal trial involving Nuha Dampha, who was charged with...

Supreme Court rules against Darboe’s claim

Monday, November 27, 2017
A panel of five Supreme Court justices on Thursday ruled against a law suit filed by Ousainou A.N.M. Darboe, in which he challenged the...

GTUCCU Financial Bureau loan officer charged

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday granted court bail of D1,500,000 to Ebou Touray with two Gambian sureties who should...

Prosecution closes case in alleged gang rape trial

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The prosecution led by State Counsel Lamin Jarju yesterday 21 November 2017 closed the prosecution case in the criminal matter involving Muhammed...

Basse High Court to deliver judgments in two capital offence cases

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A.Abi on 20 November 2017, adjourned two capital offence cases for judgment. The two cases are...

Court orders accused to continue treatment at Tanka Tanka

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Basse High Court presided over Justice Simeon A. Abi has ordered Muhammed Kissima Nemega to continue treatment at the Tanka Tanka psychiatric...

Court orders State to produce prisoner death certificate

Friday, November 17, 2017
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul on 15 November 2017 ordered the State to produce the death certificate of Ebrima Sorri Jallow, who...

Two suspected rapists deny charges

Friday, November 17, 2017
Two suspects, Sulayman Jallow and Samba Barry, on 14 November, 2017 appeared before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul on charges of...

Judge gives Yankuba Badjie 7 day ultimatum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul yesterday gave the former Director General of the defunct NIA, Yankuba Badjie seven days to...

Businesswoman testifies in breaking and stealing case

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Jane Bendu, a businesswoman yesterday testified in the trial involving one Wilfred Silvanus, who is accused of store breaking and stealing before...

Basse rapist gets 10 years

Monday, November 06, 2017
The Basse High Court presided overby Justice Simeon A. Abi recently convicted and sentenced one Sanna Camara to a jail-term of 10 years and 3 years...

NIA 9 trial adjourned

Friday, November 03, 2017
The Criminal trial involving the embattled former officials of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA) resumed yesterday before Justice Kumba...

Court acquits and discharges suspect

Friday, November 03, 2017
The High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on Tuesday 31 October 2017 acquitted and discharged one Modou Lamin Jammeh after the...

8 appointed Judges introduced

Friday, November 03, 2017
Eight newly-appointed Judges of the Superior Courts of The Gambia by President Adama Barrow were yesterday introduced to members of the Gambia Bar...

Basse High Court sentences man to death

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on Friday 27 October 2017 sentenced Lamin Fatty alias Tunkarou Gaku to death after he was...

Manslaughter suspect discharged

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Justice Simeon A. Abi of the High Court in Banjul on 30 October 2017 acquitted and discharged one Bai Joof after the court upheld the defence...

More witnesses testify in gang rape trial

Monday, October 30, 2017
The criminal trial involving suspected gang rapists; Balema Sohna and Muhammed Hydara, continued recently before presiding judge, Simeon A. Abi of...

Manslaughter trial set for adoption

Monday, October 30, 2017
The criminal trial involving one Ebrima Gagigo was recently adjourned by the presiding judge, Simeon A. Abi of the High Court in Basse to November...

Alleged gang rapists trial resumes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The criminal trial involving Muhammed Hydara and Balema Sohna resumed on Monday 23 October 2017, at the Basse High Court before presiding Judge,...

Suspected rapist appears in court

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The trial involving one Modou Secka, who was alleged to have defiled a girl under the age of 18 years old commenced on Monday 23 October 2017 before...

Basse High Court set to deliver judgments in three cases

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simeon A. Abi on Monday 23 October 2017 adjourned three capital offence cases for judgment. The...

Court discharges two

Friday, October 20, 2017
Presiding magistrate Omar Jabang of Social Security tribunal in Brusubi on Tuesday 17 October 2017 acquitted and discharged two suspects; Saikou...

Two paraded in court for alleged conspiracy to commit felony

Friday, October 20, 2017
Sulayman Jallow and Ebrima Ceesay were Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Thomasi of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with two counts of...

President appoints 8 Gambian judges

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
President Adama Barrow has appointed eight (8) Gambians as judges of the Superior Courts of The Gambia, with effect from 1 November 2017. The...

NIA’s 9 trial resumes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The criminal trial involving the embattled former officials of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA) resumed on Monday, 16 October 2017,...

2 in court for allegedly causing bodily harm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Baba Jadama and Mariama Fatty were Monday arraigned before Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with assault, causing actual...

10 alleged Farato protesters face 11 charges

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The High Court in Banjul on Monday began the trial of 10 accused persons facing 11 criminal charges in connection with violence that erupted at...

Witness testifies in shop-breaking case

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Aji Kumba Ndure, a housewife residing in Brusubi Phase Two, yesterday testified before magistrate Omar Jabang of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court in a...

Imam testifies in assault case

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Imam Ismaila Sowe of Sinchu-Wurry village yesterday testified before magistrate Omar Jabang of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court in an assault case...

Fraudster sentenced

Monday, October 09, 2017
Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 3 October 2017 sentenced Ebrima Saidy to pay a fine of D5, 000, in default to...

Regional health director gives UNFPA thumbs up

Monday, October 09, 2017
Babagalleh Jallow, the regional health director in Bansang, Central River Region, has said that UNFPA have contributed tremendously to the region’s...

Bench warrant for surety’s arrest

Monday, October 09, 2017
Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on 5 October 2017 issued a bench warrant for the arrest of one Yaiyu Janha. ...

Magistrate threatens to strike out obscenity case

Friday, October 06, 2017
Presiding Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court has warned that, if the prosecution fails to carry out the order of the court to...

Woman gets heavy fine for false publication

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Fatou Manneh on count one to a fine of D10,000, in default to...

Police detective testifies in theft case

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Corporal 4255 Saikou Sanneh of Brikama Suba Ward Police Station recently testified as the fourth and last...

Alleged suspects arraigned for Farato Petrol Station theft

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Sulayman Fatty and Lamin Ceesay were recently arraigned before the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, presided over by...

Suspected fraudster awaits sentencing

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Principal Magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court yesterday adjourned the case involving one...

Two judges elevated

Monday, October 02, 2017
Judicial sources have confirmed the appointments and elevation of two senior high court judges to the Gambia Court of Appeal, with immediate effect. ...

Legal year begins today

Monday, October 02, 2017
The new legal year commenced today 2 October 2017 with the resumption of sittings in all the superior courts across the country. Judges of the...

Man denies punching a lady on forehead

Monday, October 02, 2017
One Ousman Jarju on 28 September 2017 denied the offence of assaulting a lady (name withheld) before principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama...

Expelled college student appears in court for alleged burglary

Monday, October 02, 2017
One Abdou Hydara was recently arraigned before principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, after he was alleged to have stolen...

Two appear in court for alleged visa scam

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Fatoumatta Gomez and Jerreh Y. Touray were on 21 September 2017 arraigned before Principal Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on charges of...

Suspect threatened with bench warrant arrest, if absent in court

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sgt. 2294 Jammeh, a prosecuting officer in the criminal matter involving one Kemo Janha on 21 September 2017, informed the principal magistrate Omar...

3rd witness testifies in alleged theft case

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The third prosecution witness, Naffie Jammeh, recently testified in a case involving one Kemo Sanneh, who was accused of shop-breaking and stealing,...

16 docked for alleged common nuisance

Friday, September 22, 2017
16 persons were on Wednesday 20 September 2017, arraigned before Principal Magistrate, Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court indicted with...

Man in dock for Gamcel theft

Friday, September 22, 2017
One Amadou Jallow was on Thursday 21 September 2017, arraigned before principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on a theft...

Three women in court for alleged nuisance

Friday, September 22, 2017
Three women: Fatou Ceesay, Adama Jawo and Nyima Jallow, were on Wednesday 20 September 2017, arraigned before principal magistrate Omar Cham of the...

Man docked for alleged possession of stolen vehicle

Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Issue, Wednesday 20 September 2017) One Dodou Camara, a resident of Brikama was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate A.B. Faal of the Brikama...

Suspect appears in court for alleged theft

Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Issue, Wednesday 20 September 2017) One Ebrima Badjie yesterday appeared before Magistrate A.B. Faal of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on a...

Man paraded for shop breaking

Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Issue, Wednesday 20 September 2017) One Lamin Drammeh, a resident of Brikama was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate A. B. Faal of the Brikama...

Fake lawyer convicted

Friday, September 15, 2017
Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted one Tim Akpo Bisong, after he was found guilty of...

Court acquits NAWEC official

Friday, September 15, 2017
Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently acquitted and discharged Omar Gaye, a revenue collector at NAWEC...

First prosecution witness testifies in court

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The first prosecution witness, Fatoumata Saho, on 11 September 2017, testified in the trial involving Mustapha Mbye, Naffisatou Gaye, Awa Mass, Modou...

Six magistrates on transfer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Judicial sources have confirmed postings of some magistrates to some courts across the country. The magistrates on postings are His Worship Marcel...

D1M bail bond for fraudulent attempt to implicate court officials

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A man who attempted to implicate the principal Registrar and Sheriff of Kanifing Magistrates’ Court was recently granted bail of one million dalasi...

Court frees a businessman accused of fraudulent act

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Principal Magistrate Hilary U. Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently acquitted and discharged Ebrima Kebbeh, a businessman. According...
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