Apr 24, 2013, 10:01 AM
The jailed former chief of defence staff of the Gambia Armed Forces, Lt. Gen Lang Tombong Tamba, and six others yesterday appeared at the Supreme Court of The Gambia before the seven-member panel of judges to hear the appealed they filed before it.
The other appellants are Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, former director of Operations and Training at GAF, Col. Lamin Bo Badjie, former chief of the NIA, Modou Gaye, former deputy IGP, Gibril Ngorr Secka, former deputy Gambian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Lt. Col. Kawsu Camara (alias Bombardier) former commander of Kanilai Camp and Abdoulie Joof, businessman.
When the case was called, both parties were present and the case was then adjourned till 11 October 2012, for adoption of briefs.
It would be recalled that the appellants were sentenced to death by the High Court in Banjul for treason on 15 July 2010.
They then appealed against the high court’s verdict before a three-member panel of judges of the Gambia Court of Appeal, which dismissed their appeal in April 2011.
Readers would also recall that the appellants were arraigned at the High Court in Banjul on 19 March 2010, and that the trial commenced on 22 March 2010, and lasted for nearly five months.