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Court orders transfer of economic crime case

Aug 12, 2011, 1:32 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Magistrate Alagba of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the case of one Alieu Trawally to be transferred to the High Court since the Magistrates Court "lacks the jurisdiction to try the case of economic crime".

The said Alieu Trawally was charged with economic crime, specific offence act, contrary to the Economic Crime Act.

According to the particulars of offence, in 2011 in Banjul and diverse places in The Gambia, the accused, Alieu Trawally, intentionally did an act which seemed to be detrimental to the economy of The Gambia, thereby committed an offence.

However, the trial magistrate ordered the transfer of the case to the proper jurisdiction, as his court lacks the jurisdiction to try the case, and subsequently remanded the accused, pending the hearing of the case at the High Court.