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Appeal court dismisses Yusuf Ezzideen appeal case

May 2, 2012, 1:32 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

The Gambia Court of Appeal had dismissed the appeal filed by Yusuf Ezzideen, a Gambian-Lebanese, convicted and sentenced to death for treason along with ex- CDS Lang Tombong Tamba and six others.

This followed a short ruling delivered on Monday by appeal court president Justice Joseph Wowo, assisted by two other judges.

According to Justice Wowo, the reasons for dismissing the appeal would be communicated to the parties concerned at a later date.

Yusuf Ezzideen alias Rambo was not present when the judge delivered his ruling, but was represented in absentia by his counsel, Hawa Sisay Sabally.

It would be recalled that Ezzideen was sentenced to death on charges of treason along with former chief of defence staff Lt General Lang Tombong Tamba and six others, in July 2010.

Rambo had filed his appeal separately.

The other convicted persons namely, Brigadier-General Omar Bun Mbye, former Director of Operations and Training at the Gambia Armed Forces, Col. Lamin Bo Badjie, former Chief of the National Intelligence Agency, Modou Gaye, former Deputy-Inspector General of Police, Gibril Ngorr Secka, former Deputy Gambian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Lt. Col. Kawsu Camara (alias Bombardier) former Commander of Kanilai Camp and Abdoulie Joof, a local business tycoon, had jointly filed but their appeal but was dismissed earlier last  year.