Supreme Court begins sittings
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Supreme Court of The Gambia, presided over by Chief Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim yesterday, Tuesday June 19th, 2012 commenced sittings on appeal cases pending before the said court. In his opening remarks, the Chief Justice of The Gambia Emmanuel A. Agim introduced the Supreme Court Judges to the court. The Chief Justice also introduced the newly appointed Supreme Court Judge, Justice Raymond Sock.
The Chief Justice explained that the Supreme Court is the apex court of The Gambia whose main objective is to ensure that cases are dealt with, with substantial justice. He pointed out that it is not all about winning the cases, but to ensure that after the completion of the cases, the litigants go back satisfied. The Chief Justice expressed optimism that The Gambia would have a permanent Supreme Court in the future.
State Counsel Simon Ateh Abi, the deputy director of Special Litigations (DDSL) who deputised for the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, welcomed the Judges. He pledged the government’s support to The Gambia Judiciary and wish the Judges from the Sister countries a very happy stay.
On his part, Lawyer Sheriff Marie Tambedou, the president of The Gambia Bar Association welcomed the Judges from the sister countries and assured them of The Gambia Bar’s cooperation.
Meanwhile after the opening session, the business of the day started when the court made a call over of cases. The Supreme Court Judges included the Chief Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, Hon Justice (Mr) Jones Dotes, Hon Justice (Mrs) Henrientta Abban, Hon Justice (Mr) Emmanuel E.K Ayebi, Hon Justice (Mrs) Aloma Mariama Mukhtar, Hon Justice (Mr) Ade Renner Thomas and Hon Justice (Mr) Raymond Sock.
Author: Sidiq Asemota