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Sira Wally denied bail again

Sep 21, 2016, 10:19 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Sira Wally Ndow-Njie, who is charged with economic crime alongside nine GNPC officials, was yesterday denied bail again by the high court presided over by Justice Ottaba of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Delivering his ruling on the bail application, Justice Ottaba said he had considered the submissions of both counsel.

He said the court previously delivered ruling denying the applicant bail, adding that the application was considered an abuse of the court’s process because there were no new facts and circumstances presented before the court by the applicant.

He added that the court could not serve as an appeal court over its own decision.

However, he said, a repeated bail application could only be allowed before the same judge when new facts and circumstances arise.

He said the application constituted an abuse of the court’s process, hence the application was hereby dismissed.

After the ruling, the applicant was seen shedding tears alongside her family as this was the third time she was being denied bail by the high court, presided over by Justice O. Ottaba and Justice Ogar respectively.