14 February 2013

Gambia: Court Strikes Out Murder Convict's Appeal

The Gambia court of appeal, presided over by Justice M. M. Agyemang yesterday stuck out the criminal appeal case involving one Kate Afori West and the state.

The appellant, Kate Afori West, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court in Banjul for the murder of her husband, Mr. A. West in Sanyang village in the West Coast Region.

When the matter came up before the said court, the appellant's counsel, Lawyer Lamin S. Camara told the court that he had a discussion with the appellant and they reached a conclusion that the appeal be discontinued.

Lawyer L.S. Camara then applied for the withdrawal of the said appeal, prompting the court to subsequently strike out the said appeal.

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