12 November 2012

Gambia: Another Murder Convict Appeals Against Sentence

Bakary Daffeh, a murder convict at the Mile II State Central Prisons has filed a criminal appeal at the Gambia Court of Appeal. The appellant Bakary Daffeh was convicted and sentenced by Justice J.E Ikpala on the 4th June 2010 whilst sitting as the Special Criminal Court Judge in Banjul.

The appellant was found guilty of one count of murder, contrary to Section 187 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Vol III, Laws of The Gambia, 1990. The appellant on the 30th June 2009 at Bundung, brutally murdered his sister Kumba Daffeh by hitting her with an iron bar.

When the matter came up yesterday, the president of the Gambia Court of Appeal, Justice Joseph Wowo informed the court that one of the members of the panel was unavailable and as a result the case was adjourned to the 13th December 2012 for mention.

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