Dec 2, 2020, 10:16 AM
WAFU champions, Gambia’s U-20 Scorpions were accorded a rousing welcome – starting from Ferefanni in the North Bank Region following their triumph in the WAFU U-20 tournament in Thies, Senegal.
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.
The managing director of the National Roads Authority (NRA), Momodou Senghore, has disclosed that The Gambia has collected a total of D48,651,770 in 2019.
The permanent secretary (PS) at the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, Dr. Bamba Banja, has been sent on administrative leave (suspended) after his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal.
Mumina Baldeh, an Abuko resident yesterday testified before the TRRC, narrating the “horrible things” that happened to him at the Kotu Police Station, NIA Headquarters and Mile 2 (the state central prison).