Information reaching the Daily Observer has it that the principal magistrate at the Banjul Magistrates' Court, Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe is now the new Legal officer/head of Legal Department at the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), with effective from Monday, 3rd December 2012.
Confirming this development to this reporter, Alagbe said his appointment took effect from Monday, December 3rd 2012, adding that his contract with the Judiciary ended in November 2012.
Following his service record, Alagbe was appointed to the Gambian Judiciary in 2009 as a first class magistrate posted at the Basse Magistrates' Court overseeing Central River Region and its environs. In early 2011 he was redeployed to Banjul Magistrates' Court, where he served as a principal magistrate in charge of the Narcotics Court and was also chairman of the Industrial Tribunal. Again in 2011 he briefly served as principal magistrate at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court, overseeing both criminal and tribunal cases and at the same time doubled as the chairman of the Children's Court, but was later transferred back to Banjul Magistrates' Court.
However, the expiration of his contract last month has caused a little set back in the court proceedings in his former court, hence there is no replacement for him yet at the said court.