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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...

Mboge demands inquiry into obscenity suspects

Friday, September 08, 2017
Lawyer Lamin K. Mboge, the defence counsel representing the three persons who are accused of publishing a video of a naked person and assaulting...

Two accused of obscenity change plea

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Sarjo Sihgateh and Alagie Kujabi, the two suspects accused of publishing a naked video of one Malang Sidibeh, on 30 August 2017 changed their plea of...

Man appears in court for alleged threatening violence

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
One Momodou Bah was on 28 August 2017 arraigned before the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court charged with the offence of threatening violence. The...

Yarambamba Estate suspected thieves appear in court

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Babucarr Konateh and Gibril Colley yesterday appeared before Magistrate Omar Jabang of Brusubi Magistrates Court on charges of burglary, stealing and...

18 people arraigned for causing nuisance, incitement to violence

Friday, August 25, 2017
Eighteen people were on Wednesday arraigned before magistrate Omar Jabang of Brusubi Magistrate Court charged with the offence of conspiracy to...

Man sentenced for stabbing with bottle

Friday, August 25, 2017
Brusubi Magistrate Court has fined one Abdou J. Bah the sum of D5,000 in default to serve two years imprisonment. The court, presided over by...

Man gets 10 years for defiling 14-year-old girl

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Malang Tending to 10 years in prison with hard labour...

Man in court for killing dog

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
One Diony Breuker was yesterday arraigned before presiding magistrate Omar Jabang of the Brusubi Magistrates’ Court for the offence of injuring an...

Magistrate says soldier has no case to answer

Monday, August 21, 2017
Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on 18 August 2017, acquitted and discharged Babucarr Njie, a serving soldier who was...

The prosecution to amend charges in the NIA 9 case

Monday, August 21, 2017
The lead counsel for the prosecution team, veteran lawyer Antouman A.B. Gaye, Thursday informed the High Court that the state is working out...

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...
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