Gambia: Drug Pusher's Appeal Case Set for Judgment

The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice MM Agyemang, has adjourned the criminal appeal case involving one Ousainou Bah and the state for judgment.

The appellant, Ousainou Bah, was convicted and sentenced by the Brikama Magistrates' Court on drug related offence after he was apprehended at the Banjul International Airport with parcels of prohibited drugs, (Cannabis sativa) commonly known as 'Jamba'. The appellant was subsequently convicted and sentenced to serve ten years imprisonment and a fine of one million Dalasis.

The appellant, dissatisfied with the Magistrates' Court's decision, filed an appeal at the High Court and subsequently at the Court of Appeal after the lower court dismissed his appeal. During the Thursday, 17th January 2013 sitting, the parties informed the court that they had filed their brief of arguments.

The appellant's counsel, Lawyer M. Njie, said the appellant's brief was filed on the 5th December, 2012 and submitted that he relied on the argument of the appellant and urged the court to discharge and acquit him accordingly.

On his part, Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, MB Abubacarr informed the court that the state (respondent) filed its brief on the 20th December 2012 and the state relied on allits argument and urged the court to dismiss the appellant's appeal.

Meanwhile, Justice MM Agyemang adjourned the said case to 14th February 2013 for judgment.

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