Monday, October 15, 2012

Supreme Court to issue verdict in Lt. Tamba and Co. Appeal

The Supreme Court of the Gambia will issue a verdict in the appeal of former Chief of Defense and six others next Friday.

 This announcement came after both the state and defense counsels adopted their briefs today before chief justice, Emmanuel A. Agim.

 They were convicted in 2010 after Prosecutors allege they attempted to overthrow Gambia government in 2009. Despite denying allegations 

 the ex-defense chief and seven others were convicted and sentenced to death.

They appeal against the conviction and on April 14, 2011, the Appeal Court rejected their appeal.

Dissatisfied with the decision of the Court Appeal Court, the defense counsels filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, the country’s highest law court.

 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.

Author: Binta A Bah


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