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Fate of Lang and Co to be decided November 12

Nov 6, 2014, 11:21 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The Supreme Court of the Gambia is set to rule on the death sentence handed down to former army chief of defence staff Lt. Gen. Lang Tombong Tamba and six others.

The Supreme Court will give its ruling on 12 November 2014.

This decision was taken after the reply by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Bakhum during Wednesday’s hearing of the matter before the seven-member panel of judges.

Lang Tombong and six others were convicted by the high court in Banjul for conspiracy and treason on 15 July 2010, and sentenced to death.

The other convicted persons were Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, former director of operations and training at GAF, Col. Lamin Bo Badjie, former NIA director, 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, a businessman.