30 January 2013

Gambia: Court of Appeal Displeased With Batch Samba Fye's Family Member

The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice M.M Agyemang, Justice E. Fagbenle and Justice M.F Singhateh, yesterday, January 29th 2013, expressed disappointment at one of the family members of Batch Samba Fye, a murder convict.

The court headed by Justice M.M Agyemang disclosed that at the last adjourned date, one of the family members of Batch Samba Fye attacked one of the Court of Appeal's clerks.

Justice Agyemang who asked all the members of Batch Samba Fye's family to stand up, pointed out that the court was very displeased with what the said member of their family did during the last adjourned date. She said that if anyone attacks any member of the court, the person attacks the whole court, adding that clerks are officials of the court and are very important to the work of the court.

"If you want justice for your friends or family member or relative come and listen to the court proceedings and go home but don't insult or attack court clerks," she cautioned.

On her part, Justice M.F Singhateh said that everyone must respect the integrity of the court, adding that the court would not tolerate anyone who disrespects it.

Meanwhile, Lawyer Ida Drammeh, the appellant's counsel apologised on behalf of Batch Samba Fye's family.

The matter, which was slated for judgement yesterday was adjourned to tomorrow, January 31st 2013 for judgement.

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