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Justice Almami Taal removed

Oct 12, 2010, 1:08 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

The Point has learned through judicial sources that Justice Almami Fanding Taal, a high court judge assigned to the civil division, has been removed from his position effective last week.

Though sources did not advance any reason(s) for his removal, Taal confirmed it to this paper in a telephone interview yesterday.

"You journalists like sensational things. I was not sacked but removed," Taal told this reporter, before declining to elaborate further.

Prior to his appointment as a high court judge, Almami Taal was a private legal practitioner, and Chairperson of the National Youth Council.

During his tenure as a high court judge, Taal also served in the newly-created Lands Commission.

He had also worked at the Attorney General's Chambers and the Gambia Divestiture Agency for seven years before going into private practice.