Feb 3, 2021, 11:52 AM
At least three new covid-19 related deaths have recorded, bringing the total number of deaths registered in the country to 131, according Health Ministry on Monday.
Prosecutors alleged that on or about the 7th October, 2019, at Bakoteh Housing Estate in the Kanifing Municipality of the Republic of The Gambia, the accused, with malice aforethought, caused the death of one Alagie Bojang by beating him mercilessly.
Sub-Inspector Jammeh, who represented the Inspector General of Police, told the court that he was applying for the case to be transferred to the Special Criminal Division at the High Court in Banjul, as the offence charged carries life imprisonment if found guilty.
“By Legal Notice No. 13 of 2009 and Section 3, it gives exclusive jurisdiction to the Special Criminal Division. I therefore apply under Section 62 of the Criminal Procedure Code for a transfer,” he submitted.
The defence counsel, Babucarr Secka, vehemently opposed the transfer of the case. He cited some authorities to support his argument.
Magistrate Mam Samba ruled that having heard both submissions and having considered the fact that the court does not have jurisdiction to try the case, it shall not enter into any details of the case, rather it shall transfer the matter to the High Court for want of jurisdiction.
“Thus the case is transferred and the accused is to be remanded,” she told the court.
World Food Programme (WFP), Thursday delivered a Toyota Prado and double cabin Toyota Hilux to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to facilitate the Agency’s Covid-19 coordination in The Gambia.
BANJUL11September 2020.The Board of Directors of the Africa Infrastructure Fund (Gambia) LTD, issued a press release dated August 21, 2020, to inform private citizens and friends of The Gambia, and others, of its approval to establish a COVID-19 Response Fund to support and complement the Government of The Gambia’s efforts to respond to the ongoing national COVID -19 emergency that the country is facing.