Gambia: Police officer struggles for survival following alleged brutal eviction

Hits: 9134A police officer at Kairaba Police Station has been thrown into a new cycle of poverty after he was allegedly forcibly evicted from his police-provided house. Cherno Sanyang and at least nine other police officers are trapped in a livelihood nightmare following an alleged decision by commissioner of police for Kanifing Division, Kalilu Njie, that they should vacate their houses. Kairaba Police Station is home to about ten living quarters but the occupants who are police officers are being evicted and the houses turned into offices. On Wednesday, Sanyang…

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Gambia: Court Grants GAP Leader Extension of Time to Settle Debt

Hits: 2693Musa Batchilly, the leader of the Gambia Action Party (GAP) has pleaded to the Kanifing Magistrates Court for a month extension to settle the debt he owes one Mrs. Mariam Joof. Batchilly has failed to adhere to the Magistrates Court’s order that he should pay Mrs. Joof D297,350. Magistrate S.B. Joof in her order dated 8th January 2019 said the claimant (Joof) has proved her claim and tthat Bachilly is found liable to pay her D297,350 within fourteen (14) days. The opposition political party leader was brought before the court…

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Gambia: ‘Organised crime generates over $800B a year’

Hits: 2134The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure has disclosed that a recent report by the United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNODC) estimated that across the world, Organised Crime generates over $800 billion a year – more than six times the amount of official development assistance to Africa and close to 7% of the world’s exports of merchandise. Out of this figure, he added that drug trafficking forms the bulk with an estimated annual value of $320 billion. Ebrima Sillah was speaking at the opening of a two-day high…

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Gambia: ‘High Court has jurisdiction to remand Yankuba Touray’

Hits: 2608Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul declared in a ruling delivered on the 1st July, 2019 that the High Court of The Gambia has jurisdiction to try and remand murder suspects like Yankuba Touray. Justice Jaiteh’s declaration was premised on the application made by lawyer Abdoulie Sissoho, legal Counsel for Yankuba Touray that the High Court does not have jurisdiction to remand the accused (Yankuba Touray). Lawyer A. Sissoho raised the issue of jurisdiction when the matter was called and he pointed out that the High…

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