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Lawyer Darboe Appeals

Mar 26, 2009, 5:24 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyokeh

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, defence counsel for the Bayba Financial clerk charged with economic crime, on Monday 23rd March 2009 filed an appeal against the ruling made by Justice Ngui Mboob-Janneh of the Brikama High Court. The ruling was regarding the proceeding of the case at the Brikama High Court on matters of jurisdiction.

On the resumption of the case on Monday, the presiding judge told the court that there is a notice of appeal and the proceedings have been stayed unless there is a new charge or another charge against the accused.

Justice Janneh also noted that there is no other option but to wait for the outcome of the appeal.

The accused, Alhagie Darboe, is alleged to have caused the loss of D925, 612 to Bayba Financial Company between January 2007 and June 2008 in Brusubi, a company whose funds are partially provided by the Government of The Gambia, by intentionally withdrawing from an inactive customer account consequently dishonestly acquiring the property of the said company.