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UDP national treasurer appeal briefs set for adoption today

Jun 25, 2015, 10:47 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The three-member panel of judges of the Gambia Court of Appeal headed by Justice M’bai, Justice Sallah Wadda and Justice Awa Bah yesterday adjourned the appeal case of the United Democratic Party National Treasurer, Amadou Sanneh, for today for the adoption of briefs.

This came after an application by the state to regularize their briefs before adoption.

When the case was called, senior counsel Ousainou Darboe said they had filed their briefs of arguments and their reply on points of law.

He said they are relying on all arguments and submissions, and urged the court to allow the appeal.

DPP said the respondent’s brief of argument was filed and they intended to adopt same as their argument in the matter, and prayed for the court to dismiss the appeal.

However, senior counsel Darboe said the state filed out of time.

The DPP then said since they were not sure if they had filed within time or out of time, they sought an adjournment to regularize their briefs before adoption.

The court then adjourned the case for today, for DPP to regularize his briefs before adoption.

Readers would recall that Amadou Sanneh is appealing against his conviction, delivered by the then Justice Nkea of the Special Criminal Court, who convicted and sentenced him to five years in prison on 18 December 2013.