May 28, 2014, 10:59 AM
Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Banjul High has been transferred to Mansakonko High Court in Lower River Region, according to sources close to this paper.
Our reporter, who spoke also with the Judicial Secretary Landing Sanneh of the Banjul High Court, said the transfer of Justice Abi was also confirmed by the Judicial Secretary.
Justice Abi has been replaced by Justice Dada Eunice Oshim, who is among the new list of judges sworn in recently.
Justice Abi has presided over high profile cases prior to his transfer at Mansakonko.
Among the cases are the sedition case involving Taranga FM MD, the economic crime case involving former Works Minister Ousman Badjie, the economic crime case involving ex-lower Saloum NAM Pa Malick Ceesay and NEDI accountant Ismaila Njie, the economic crime case involving Ebrima Jawara and co, the economic crime case involving former Agric PS Ada Gaye and 2 others, the economic crime case involving FASDEP coordinator Fafanding Fatajo and 4 others, the freed two Gambians accused of homosexuality, Momarr Sowe and Alieu Sarr, the fisheries officials case which was later transferred to Justice Mahoney, and the granting of bail to the Gambia National TransportControl Association executive members.