13 December 2012

Gambia: Murder Convict Challenges His Sentence

Lamin Faye, a murder convict, has filed a notice of appeal before the Gambia Court of Appeal, challenging his conviction and sentence by the Special Criminal court in Banjul.

Lamin Faye was convicted and sentenced to death by Justice Ikpala on 8th June 2010, for the murder of one Mustapha Jammeh, whom he stabbed with a knife on the 12th June, 2009 in Gunjur village, Kombo South District, West Coast Region.

When the matter came up before the said court, Justice Joseph Wowo, the president of The Gambia Court of Appeal disclosed that the panel was not properly constituted and as a result the matter was adjourned to the 9th January 2013 for mention.

Similarly, one Bakary Daffeh, also a murder convict appeared before the said court. Bakary Daffeh, a native of Bundung was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his sister, Kumba Daffeh in Bundung. The said matter was also adjourned to the 9th January 2013 for mention.

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