Sunday, May 15, 2011
Ex- CDS Tamba & Co. Push Further for Freedom
Former Army defense chief, Lang Tombong Tamba and co. have advanced appeal against their conviction and death sentence to the country’s highest law court, Supreme Court of Gambia as the Appeal Court had on April 14, 2011 rejected their appeal.
The rest of the appellants are: ex-deputy defense chief Omar Bun Mbye, ex-intelligence chief Lamin BO Badjie, ex-deputy police chief Modou Gaye, ex-senior military officer Kawsu Camara alias Bombardier, ex-Gambian diplomat Gibril Ngorr Seck and a business tycoon Abdoulie Joof, alias Lie Joof.
Despite denying allegations of attempting to overthrow Gambian government in 2009, the ex-defense chief and seven others were convicted and sentenced to death.
Dissatisfied with the decision of the High Court which was upheld by the Appeal Court, the defense counsels filed an appeal at the Supreme Court.
“Lang Tombong Tamba, Abdoulie Joof and Kawsu Camara filed their appeal yesterday,” Sheriff Tambedou, a defense counsel told The Daily News on Wednesday.
The rest have filed their appeal last week, lawyer Tambedou said, adding that all the appellants filed separately.
Pap Cheyassin Ousman Secka, also a defense lawyer confirmed the story.