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Chief Justice Mabel Agyemang removed

Feb 6, 2014, 9:35 AM | Article By: Picture: Former Chief Justice Agyemang

The Point has confirmed through judicial sources that The Chief Justice of The Gambia has been removed from her post, effective on Monday.

Ghanaian-born Mabel Yamoa Agyemang was first appointed to the post in July last year, after the removal of Justice Joseph Wowo.

While no reason was given as to her removal, judicial sources said there has not yet been any replacement, as at the time of going to press.

Justice Agyemeng is an expert Appeal Court judge from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Since she was called to the Ghanaian Bar in 1987 and the Ghanaian Bench soon after, she has served in the judiciaries of the governments of Ghana, The Gambia and Swaziland.

She began working for the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2004, first being sent to The Gambia where she spent four years as a High Court judge, and then to Swaziland in a similar capacity.

She was appointed to the High Court of Swaziland in October 2008 for a two-year assignment to help strengthen the judiciary and deliver fast, expert judgments on cases.

Her previous assignment, to The Gambia from September 2004 to 2008, saw her sitting as a High Court judge. Here she was so successful that the Justice Ministry asked her to serve for an additional year in the country’s Court of Appeal.

However, she declined the offer in favour of an assignment in Swaziland, so that she could further broaden her experience.

According to records, Justice Mabel Agyemang, who served in the land and civil division, Commercial division and Criminal division completed about 365 files during her four-year tenure in The Gambia as a High Court judge.

Prior to her appointment as Chief Justice of The Gambia, Justice Agyemang was serving as a member of the Gambia Court of Appeal.

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