Mar 7, 2012, 2:13 PM
A five-member panel of judges of the Supreme Court chaired by Chief Justice Emmanuel Agim yesterday adjourned the murder appeal case filed by Batch Faye, for ruling.
This followed the adoption of briefs by the respective counsel, during yesterday’s hearing of the case.
The Director of Special Litigation at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Daniel O. Kulo, told the panel of judges that the state had filed their notice of preliminary objection on 3 June 2012, and re-filed it on 19 June 2012.
Lawyer Ida Drammeh also informed the court that she would like to adopt the appellant’s briefs which was filed on 19 June 2012.
The case was then adjourned till 17 October 2021, for ruling.
It would be recalled that the appellant, Batch Faye, was sentenced to death by the Banjul High Court for the murder of one Malick John.
The prosecution called nine witnesses and tendered the cautionary and voluntary statements of the appellant, the postmortem report on the deceased, Malick John, photographs, the deceased person’s shirt, as well as the trousers and the broken knife as exhibits during the cause of the trial at the high court.
In a related development, the Supreme Court had also adjourned the murder appeal case filed by one Lamin Ceesay, a native of Brikamaba village, in the Central River Region for ruling.
This development also followed the adoption of briefs by both Simon Abi, Deputy Director of Special Litigation at the Attorney General’s Chambers, and L. Ogbedou from the national Legal Aid Office, who told the Supreme Court that she had filed the appellant’s briefs on 18 June 2012, and was applying to adopt the said briefs.
The case was then adjourned till 16 October 2012, for ruling.
It would be recalled that the appellant, Lamin Ceesay, in June 2001 at Brikamaba village, murdered one Modou Lamin Bayo. Eight witnesses had testified for the prosecution.