12 February 2013

Gambia: GCA Set Date for Adoption of Briefs in Murder Convict's Appeal Case

The Gambia Court of Appeal presided over by Justice M.M. Agyemang has set a date for the adoption of brief of arguments in the criminal appeal case involving one Nfally Colley, a murder convict, against the state.

The appellant, Nfally Colley, was sentenced to death by the Special Criminal Court in Banjul on 7th December 2011, for the offence of murder of one Kajally Sanneh on 25th December 2009, at Sinchu Souri, in the West Coast Region.

During yesterday's sitting, the motion for amendment was moved by Lawyer Ngozi Gbuji and Lawyer Uduma Oleidi of the National Legal Aid Agency and was subsequently granted.

The Gambia Court of Appeal however gave the appellant 21 days to file its brief of arguments and the state (respondent) was given 14 days to file its brief, while the appellant was further given seven (7) days to file reply upon the receipt of the respondent's brief.The matter was then adjourned to the 15th April 2013 for adoption of briefs.

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