Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Justice Wowo Orders Treason Appellant to Respond on Point of Law

Chair of the three member panel of judges has told the defense for the seven death row inmates to reply on point of law, after receipt of the state respondent’s brief in the appeal of Lang Tombong Tamba and six others.
Justice Wowo also urged both parties to provide the court with authorities cited by them in their respective briefs.
Lang Tombong Tamba and Co have appealed  against the death sentence slapped on them by High Court Judge, Emmanuel Amadi in July 2010, after being found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government of the Gambia in 2009.
The appeal could not however advance when the case resumed on Monday as the defense solicited  an adjournment to enable him reply on point of law before the March 7.
The respondent, Daniel .O Kolu did not object to this, but informed the court that the state has already filed their briefs since 7 and 21 February 2010.
The case is expected to resume March 8th for adoption of briefs.
The rest of the appellants are Ex-Deputy of Chief of Defense Staff Omar Bun Mbaye, Ex-NIA Boss, Lamin BO Badjie, Ex-top military officer Lt Col. Kawsu Camara, Ex-deputy Police Chief, Modou Gaye, a business tycoon, Abdoulie Joof and a former Gambian diplomat, Gibril Ngorr Secka.

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