Court of Appeal urges counsel to facilitate processes
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Justice Joseph Wowo, the President of the Gambia Court of Appeal Wednesday, 30th May 2012, urged Lawyer Abdoulie Sissoho to facilitate the processes in the criminal appeal case involving one Bakary Demba and Modou Colley against the state, so as to enable the said court entertain the appeal.
JusticeWowo made these remarks after the court observed that the appellants’ notice of appeal did not conform to the rule of the Gambia Court of Appeal. The Gambia Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Wowo, Justice Naceesay Salla-Wadda and Justice M.F Singhateh observed that the notice was filed by the appellants themselves, adding that the said notice was not having any date.
Lawyer Abdoulie Sissoho, who held brief for Lawyer Aji Combeh Gaye-Coker, the appellants’ counsel however applied for a short date to file a notice of appeal. The said application was granted and Justice Joseph Wowo pointed out that if the notice of appeal is not properly filed the said court cannot entertain the said appeal.
Justice Wowo however urged the appellants’ counsel, A. Sissoho to facilitate the processes and do all the necessary things before the next adjourned date. The case was adjourned to the 5th June 2012.
It could be recalled that the two appellants, Bakary Demba and Modou Colley were convicted and sentenced by the Basse High Court, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Nkea on the 31st May 2011 to death by hanging for unlawfully causing the death of one Demba Seebi on the 27th January 2011 at Numuyel in the Upper River Region.
Author: Sidiq Asemota