15 February 2013

Gambia: Murder Convict's Appeal Set for Adoption

The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice Na-Ceesay Sallah-Wadda, has set a date for the adoption of briefs of argument in the criminal appeal case involving one Bakary Daffeh, a murder convict and the state.

The appellant, Bakary Daffeh, was convicted and sentenced to death by the Special Criminal Court in Banjul presided over by Justice J.E Ikpala on the 4th June, 2010 for the murder of one Kumba Daffeh, his sister, on the 10th June, 2009 at Bundung in the Kanifing Municipality.

When the matter came up yesterday, 14th February, 2013, Lawyer Uduma Oleidi of the National Legal Aid Agency told the court that the state was just served with the brief, noting that the appellant had filed its brief on time.

Meanwhile, Justice Na-Ceesay Sallah-Wadda ordered that the respondent file its brief within 14 days and the appellant to file a reply on points of law upon the receipt of the respondent's brief.

The matter was then adjourned to the 12th March, 2013 for adoption.

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