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Court sets October sitting for judgment in murder trial

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi recently adjourned the murder trial involving Fatou Marong, to October sitting for...

Antouman Gaye and 4 others fit to represent the state as public prosecutors in NIA 9 trial

Friday, August 18, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul yesterday declared that lawyer Antouman A.B. Gaye, Rachael Mendy, Lamin S. Camara, Combeh...

Court sets October sitting for judgment in murder trial

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi recently adjourned the murder trial involving Fatou Marong, to October sitting for...

Court sets October sitting for judgment in murder trial

Friday, August 18, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi recently adjourned the murder trial involving Fatou Marong, to October sitting for...

Antouman Gaye and 4 others fit to represent the state as public prosecutors in NIA 9 trial

Friday, August 18, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul yesterday declared that lawyer Antouman A.B. Gaye, Rachael Mendy, Lamin S. Camara, Combeh...

High Court to rule on fate of state prosecutors in NIA 9 trial

Friday, August 11, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul on 9 August 2017 adjourned the objection of state representation raised by the former NIA DG,...

Trial of man accused of raping a dumb stalls

Bruce Asemota just from Basse
Friday, August 11, 2017
The criminal case involving one Nuha Dampha could not proceed before the Basse High Court as the accused was indisposed. The accused is charged...

Basse High Court adjourns rape case for judgment

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi on 28 July 2017 adjourned the rape trial involving Sanna Camara to October sitting of the...

Prosecution, defence adopt briefs

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Inspector Bojang, the prosecuting officer in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at King Fahd Mosque in Banjul,...

Alleged D33M theft case struck out

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 7 August 2017, struck out the case involving Babucarr Badjie, who was charged with stealing...

Man arraigned for manslaughter

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
One Ebrima Gagigo, a 21-year-old driver and a native of Jareng village in the Central River Region was recently arraigned before Basse High Court,...

Court discharges Ebrima Jawara and 3 others

Friday, August 04, 2017
The criminal charge against Ebrima Jawara, Alasan Bah, Sulayman Manneh and Hassan Jallow was yesterday withdrawn by the state at the High Court in...

Two arraigned for alleged rape

Friday, August 04, 2017
Two accused persons, Muhammed Hydara and Balema Sohna were recently arraigned before the Basse High Court charged with rape. The prosecution...

Alleged murder case adjourned for judgment

Friday, August 04, 2017
The Basse High Court, presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi on 28 July 2017 adjourned the murder trial involving Lamin Fatty, alias Tunkaro Gakou, to...

Judge orders summons be served on witnesses to appear in murder trial

Friday, August 04, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice S.A. Abi on 28 July 2017 ordered the court registrar to issue summons and serve the Officer in Charge...

Court awards cost of D100, 000 to GRA

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Banjul High Court Monday awarded the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) one hundred thousand dalasis (D100, 000) as costs in their tax related case...

Adoption of briefs in former NIA DG case adjourned

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul on Monday adjourned the criminal matter involving Yankuba Badjie, the former Director General...

Alleged centenarian grandmother murder case set for adoption of briefs

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi on Friday 28 July 2017, adjourned the criminal case involving Abdoulie Bohum to the...

Alleged defilement case set for judgment

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Basse High Court presided over by Justice Simon A. Abi on Friday 28 July 2017, adjourned the criminal matter involving a Muhammed Darboe to...

Man accused of stealing D5, 000 appears in court

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Papis Njie was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing. He denied the charge and was...

Alleged bank thieves paraded in court

Friday, July 28, 2017
Gibriel Fofana and Lamin Konteh were on 25 July 2017, paraded before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged on five counts...

Witness testifies in obtaining money by false pretence case

Friday, July 28, 2017
The second prosecution witness, Sisawo Dukureh, a Gambian based in the UK and who also lives at Kanifing South, yesterday testified against Pa Kemo...

Man in court for alleged theft

Friday, July 28, 2017
Musa Manneh was yesterday appeared before Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing. He denied the charge and was...

Senegalese national arraigned

Friday, July 28, 2017
Momodou Sall, a Senegalese national, yesterday appeared before Principal Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly making or...

Magistrate warns public not to record court proceedings

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 25 July 2017, warned the members of the public not to record court proceedings on their mobile...

Two appointed summer vacation judges

Friday, July 21, 2017
Reports reaching this medium have confirmed that Justice Zainab Jawara Alami and Justice Sainabou Wadda Cisse both of the High Court in Banjul have...

Judge gives prosecution ultimatum or would strike out rape case

Friday, July 21, 2017
Justice Zainab Jawara Alami of the High Court in Banjul has given the prosecution department at the Attorney General’s Chambers till 8 August 2017 to...

NIA 9 trial adjourned for adoption of briefs

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the High Court in Banjul yesterday adjourned the criminal trial involving the nine former officials of the defunct...

Lawyer Tambadou withdraws from prosecution team in NIA 9 trial

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lawyer Sheriff Marie Tambadou, a senior legal practitioner and a member of the Gambia Bar Association has withdrawn his representation as a member of...

‘Prosecution is confused as to what to do’, says defence counsel

Monday, July 17, 2017
Sheriff Kumba Jobe, the defence counsel in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque in Banjul,...

Man in court for allegedly stealing cell phone worth US$100

Isatou Senghore-Njie
Monday, July 17, 2017
A man called Modou Gaye was recently paraded before Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court and charged with stealing. He denied any...

Two in court on conspiracy charge

Monday, July 17, 2017
Baboucarr Sowe and Tily John were recently arraigned before Magistrate Joof of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with two counts of conspiracy...
High Court strikes out state a...

High Court strikes out state appeal case

Picture: High court
Monday, May 22, 2017
Justice Oledi Uko Unduma of the Banjul High Court on 18 May 2017, struck out an appeal filed by the state counsel, M. Koita, against the judgement...

Prosecution witness: ‘Accused did not offend the law’

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Abdoulie Bojang, a police officer and the second prosecution witness in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at...
Court rejects statement in tri...

Court rejects statement in trial of soldier found with pistol

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Magistrate Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court yesterday rejected the cautionary and voluntary statements in the case involving Babucarr...
Supreme Court sittings begin M...

Supreme Court sittings begin May

Picture: The Gambia Superior Courthouse
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of The Gambia, the country’s apex court, will begin general sittings from Monday 15 May to 9 June 2017, at the judicial complex at...
Woman in court for allegedly s...

Woman in court for allegedly setting husband ablaze

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Astou Jeng, the woman alleged to have attempted to burn her husband, Alhajie Secka, to death, was on 13 April 2017 arraigned before principal...
Defence makes oral address in ...

Defence makes oral address in trial of soldier found with pistol

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Sheriff Kumba Jobe, defence counsel representing Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque, on 30 March 2017, made...
Soldier testifies in King Fahd...

Soldier testifies in King Fahd Mosque pistol case

Monday, April 03, 2017
Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque, on 30 March 2017, testified in a voire dire before Magistrate Isatou...

Rape convict freed

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Landing Jatta, who was convicted and sentence to life in jail by the High Court in Banjul for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl, was freed by the...

December 30th attackers appeal struck out

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice Awa Bah, Justice Jacob A. Dada, and Justice Orifowomo, yesterday struck out the criminal appeal...
Prosecution witness taken to t...

Prosecution witness taken to task in soldier’s trial

Picture: Banjul Magistrate Court
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fabakary Kinteh, a prosecution witness, in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque in Banjul,...

December 30 attackers appeal yet to be withdrawn

Friday, March 17, 2017
The appeal case before the Gambia Court of Appeal, involving the December 30 attackers, who were recently pardoned by the President and reinstated in...

Court reviews bail conditions for prison officers

Friday, March 17, 2017
Magistrate Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on Monday reviewed the bail conditions for prison officers Ebrima Njie and Edrisa Manga. ...

IPO testifies in robbery trial

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
One detective Sultan Gibril Colley of Kanifing Estate Police Station Monday testified as a prosecution witness, in the ongoing criminal trial...

‘There is no competent charge before the court,’ says defence in gov’t officials case

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Defence counsel E. Sanneh yesterday told the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Kebba Baldeh that there is no competent charge before the...

Detective police officer testifies in case of obtaining money by false pretence

Friday, September 23, 2016
The second prosecution witness (PW2), Sgt 1281 Babucarr Trawally, a police detective attached to Latrikunda Police Post under the CID unit, recently...

Man arraigned for allegedly stealing from a motor vehicle

Friday, September 23, 2016
A man called Pa Ebrima Kandeh was yesterday arraigned before the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, and charged with stealing from a motor vehicle. He...

Narcotics officer testifies in drug trial

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The first prosecution witness (PW1), Mamour Cham, a narcotics officer, recently testified in the trial involving one Lamin Touray, who was accused of...

Alleged drug possessor arraigned

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
(Wednesday August 31, 2016 Issue) A man called Lamin Touray was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Blessed of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court,...

Police officer testifies in drug trial

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(Issue, Monday, August 22, 2016) Sgt Cherno Mballow, a police officer attached to the Mandinaba Police Station, recently testified in the trial...

3 convicted for conspiracy, common assault

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
(Issue, Monday, August 22, 2016) The Brikama Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced Ndey Sanneh, Fatoumata Manjang and Isatou Marena,...

Defendant ordered to pay over D250, 000

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered one Ebrima Gassama, the defendant, to pay D154, 000, D50, 000,...

Magistrate tough with lawyers

Monday, August 08, 2016
Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 3 August 2016 expressed his concern about the way lawyers delay cases. He said that...

Rongo and father ordered to pay D200,000 as damages

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Mansakonko High Court has ordered Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo, and his father, Lamin Jarju, to pay the sum of...

Seller of banned plastic bags fined

Friday, July 29, 2016
Magistrate Bojang, sitting at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, recently convicted and sentenced one Sheikh Njie to a fine of D8,000 in default to...

Ex-company accountant acquitted, discharged

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Hillary Abeke Monday acquitted and discharged one Sanju Kumar, an ex-accountant at Copri...

Arrest warrant for accused in trial of six alleged protesters

Thursday, July 21, 2016
(Wednesday July 20, 2016 Issue) Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered for the arrest of Sukai Dahaba, who has...
Patience Sonko Godwin wins leg...

Patience Sonko Godwin wins legal suit

Picture: Patience Sonko Godwin
Monday, July 18, 2016
Patience Sonko Godwin, a historian and writer, has won a legal suit against Lawrence Jah, Micheal Goba and Mac Collier. This was contained in a...

Attempted rape suspect discharged for lack of diligent prosecution

Friday, July 15, 2016
Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court Wednesday discharged one Momodou Lamin Badjie, who was accused of attempted rape, for lack...

Former restaurant supervisor, others freed

Monday, July 11, 2016
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 4 July 2016 acquitted Almamy Ceesay, former restaurant supervisor at Kombo Beach Hotel, along...

Kombo Beach Hotel theft case reaches climax

Monday, July 04, 2016
Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on 28 June 2016 said he would deliver judgment today, in the case involving Almami Ceesay, Lamin...

Prosecution witness testifies in Legal Aid case

Monday, July 04, 2016
(Friday Issue, 1 July 2016) Jon Goldy, a prosecution witness in the case involving Kevin Aghedo and Joseph Fru Gomez, testified recently before...

Prosecution witness testifies in Legal Aid case

Friday, July 01, 2016
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In Ebrima Jawara’s trial, pros...

In Ebrima Jawara’s trial, prosecution witness challenged

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sarjo Marena, financial controller at the Central Projects Coordinating Unit (CPCU), was on 23 June 2016, cross-examined by Lawyer Momodou Drammeh,...

Senior waiter taken to task

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
(Issue Monday June 27, 2016) Lamin Jallow, a senior waiter who was charged with stealing by clerk or servant along with Almami Ceesay, Maimuna...

Man in absentia charged with kidnapping, abduction

Friday, June 24, 2016
A man was on 23 June 2016 charged in absentia with kidnapping and abduction before magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. ...

Man in court for allegedly procuring defilement of child

Friday, June 24, 2016
One Obi Clement was yesterday paraded before Justice Abi of the Mansakonko High Court, to answer to an allegation of procuring defilement of a child...

Ebrima Jawara’s case continues

Picture: Ebrima Jawara
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The case involving Ebrima Jawara Monday continued with another prosecution witness, before Magistrate Omar Cham at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court. ...

Police officer testifies in land dispute case

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
One Lamin Ceesay, a police officer attached to Old Yundum Police Station, recently testified as a defence witness in the civil suit involving Mama...

Absence of witness delays case

Friday, June 03, 2016
The case involving Sanju Kumar, who was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, could not proceed on 1 June 2016 before Magistrate Abeke of the...

Alleged willful damage to property case continues

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
One Yusupha Badjie of Gunjur village recently testified in the trial involving Lamin Darboe and 19 others, who were accused of criminal trespass,...

French national convicted for common assault

Friday, May 13, 2016
One Vincent Andren Michael, a French national, was recently convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Malafi Jarju to the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, to...

Police officer testifies in theft case

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Alieu S. Jibba, a police officer, on 10 May 2016 testified before Magistrate Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court in the case involving one Sanju...

Defence opens in alleged receiving of stolen property case

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In his evidence-in-chief, the accused person said he bought the cattle from one Bamba, a herdsman at Mandinareng village, but did not know that Bamba...

Defence to make no-case submission, prosecution opposes

Monday, May 09, 2016
Defence counsel Lamin Darboe, who is representing one Modou Salieu Jallow, who was charged on three counts of sale of spoiled food for human...

Men bound over to keep the peace

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Mara Jobe and Pap Sarr were on 26 April 2016, bound over to keep the peace for three months in default to serve six months in prison by Magistrate...

Alleged receiving of stolen property case continues

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One Pa Bubu Musa Njie recently continued his testimony in the trial involving one Ansu Jarju, who was accused of receiving stolen property, at the...

French national testifies in common assault case

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
One Jacques Michael Albert Jenberd, a French national, recently testified in the trial involving one Vensian Adren, who was accused of common...

Man arraigned for alleged assault, willful damage

Monday, April 25, 2016
Foday Jammeh, who was charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm and willful damage to property, was on 19 April 2016 arraigned before...

Pardoned prisoner sentenced again

Friday, April 22, 2016
One Lamin Fadera, who benefited from a presidential pardon, was again convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’...

Narcotics officer testifies in drug trial

Friday, April 22, 2016
Amat Bittaye, a narcotics officer attached to the Sibanor Police Station, recently testified in the trial involving one Omar Fadera, accused of being...

Kanifing acting Sheriff Bailiff cross-examined

Friday, April 15, 2016
Alagie Kassama, acting Sheriff Bailiff at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, was cross-examined by lawyer Gomez on 13 April 2016, in the case involving...

Defence opens in criminal trespass case

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
One Awa Gibba of Babylon village, accused of criminal trespass, recently opened her defense before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Brikama...

Alleged false information case continues

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Pa Waka Jobe, retired Director of Operations at Banjul International Airport, recently continued his testimony in the alleged false information trial...
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Picture: Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Monday, April 11, 2016
Nairobi —The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecution is reviewing the decision of the Trial Chamber which found that Deputy President William...

Kanifing Sheriff Assistant Bailiff testifies in court

Friday, April 08, 2016
Alagie Kassama, Sheriff Assistant Bailiff at Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, on 6 April 2016 testified before Magistrate Abeke against Sanju Kumar, an...

French national sentenced

Friday, April 08, 2016
Vensian André, a French national, was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D100,000, in default to serve one year in prison, by Magistrate...

French national to learn fate today

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Vensian Andren, a French national, would today learn his fate after he change his plea from not guilty to guilty, before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of...

Marabout sent to prison

Monday, April 04, 2016
Mamadou Salieu Jallow, a marabout, was on 29 March 2016, convicted and sentenced to a fine of D5,000 in default to serve one year in prison, for...

PIU officer testifies in drug case

Friday, April 01, 2016
Biran Dem, a Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officer, attached to the narcotics office in Brikama, recently testified in the drug trial involving one...

South Africa: Pistorius sentencing set for June

Source: SAnews.gov.za (Tshwane)
Friday, April 01, 2016
Pretoria — The office of the Chief Justice has confirmed that sentencing in the Oscar Pistorius matter is scheduled to take place between 13 and 17...

Accused person’s absence stalls drug case

Friday, April 01, 2016
The drug trial involving one Alasana Ceesay of Farafenni could not proceed recently at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, as the accused was absent from...

Indian national arraigned for allegedly stealing Sheriff Division’s vehicle

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
An Indian national was on 24 March 2016 arraigned for allegedly stealing a vehicle that belongs to the Sheriff Division, before Magistrate Abeke of...

Trial of French national adjourned

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The trial involving one Vensian Andren, a French national, was recently adjourned at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Malafi Jarju. ...

Kombo Beach Hotel’s restaurant supervisor continues testimony

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Almame Ceesay, restaurant supervisor, charged with conspiracy and stealing by clerk, along with Lamin Jallow, Maimuna Touray and Gibril Jatta,...

Marabout alleges being beaten up

Monday, March 21, 2016
Mamadou Salieu Jallow, a marabout, on 17 March 2016 told the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court that he was beaten up by one Sulayman Jarra, the...

Alleged fraudster granted bail

Friday, March 18, 2016
One Abdou Karim Drammeh of Brikama Jamisa was recently granted bail of D5,000 by the Brikama Magistrates’ Court presided over Magistrate Malafi...

Watchman charged with injury to an animal

Friday, March 18, 2016
A watchman, Amadou Camara, was recently arraigned before Magistrate Malafi Jarju of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court charged with injury to an animal. ...

Alleged human trafficking case adjourned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The trial involving one Modou Nyang, accused of human trafficking, could not proceed yesterday at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate...

False information case deferred

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The trial involving one Borry J. Saidy, former airport traffic manager at Banjul International Airport, accused of giving false information, could...
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