Feb 11, 2022, 11:29 AM
The president of National Livestock Owners Association (NaLOA) Ebrima O. Jallow has disclosed that farmers are bitterly complaining about the 12% interest being the operational cost put on their loans.
Magistrate Jallow ordered Batchilly to pay D160,000 to one Modou Mbye. She also ordered Batchilly to pay a cost of D5000 to Mr. Mbye.
The case was filed on the 23rd March 2021 on behalf of Mbye by his lawyer Malick Hassan B. Jallow.
The case was first mentioned on the 23rd April the same year, but Batchilly wrote to the court seeking an adjournment which was approved. The process server in his affidavit of service stated that on the 20th March 2021, he called Mr. Batchilly who asked him to hand the hearing notice to his wife.
She said Batchilly was fully aware of the case, but chose not to defend it or cause someone to do so on his behalf.
She relied on decided cases and section 7 (1) of the Subordinate Courts (Civil Proceedings) Act to make the order. She said Batchilly cannot be allowed to dictate the pace at which the trial goes. On this basis, she asked Batchilly to pay the sum of D165,000 to Mr. Mbye.
BANJUL, 9 June 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on 7 June 2021 held telephone talks with the Ambassador of Japan to The Gambia, His Excellency ARAI Tatsuo.
The criminal case involving the High Court Assistant Bailiff in Banjul, Bakary Sarr, could not proceed on the 3rd March, 2022, before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court due to the absence of the accused person.