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Minister Claudiana Cole in Court

By Nelson Manneh The long lasting civil case involving Mr Isaac Ague, a former Principal of Model School in Busumbala...

Lawmakers to Scrutinize Ex-Mayor Lie Conteh’s Appointment into Armed Forces Council

By Yankuba Jallow The Minister of Defence has moved a motion before the National Assembly seeking confirmation of ex-mayor of...

Tourist Claims D160,000 from Gambian Lady

By Louise Jobe Herry Jakobsen, a Swedish national has sued one Fatou Colley, a Gambian claiming for one hundred and...

It is a fundamental principle that justice must be done and must be seen to be done. The Criminal Procedure Code aims to restrict detention without trial. Every human being has a right to liberty. However, this right may be circumscribed by the duty to appear before a court to answer to charges of criminal offence. Since innocence is presumed until guilt is admitted or proven, the Criminal Procedure Code provides for a speedy trial. However, when courts go into recess, cases could be suspended for months. Those remanded could also spend months in jail without appearing before court. Those who preside over the judicial system should have a look at this reality and provide a remedy.

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Minister Claudiana Cole in Court

By Nelson Manneh The long lasting civil case involving Mr Isaac Ague, a former Principal of Model School in Busumbala...
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Lawmakers to Scrutinize Ex-Mayor Lie Conteh’s Appointment into Armed Forces Council

By Yankuba Jallow The Minister of Defence has moved a motion before the National Assembly seeking confirmation of ex-mayor of KMC Lie Conteh into the...

Tourist Claims D160,000 from Gambian Lady

By Louise Jobe Herry Jakobsen, a Swedish national has sued one Fatou Colley, a Gambian claiming for one hundred and sixty thousand dalasis (D160,000). The plaintiff,...

High Court to Hear Baba Darboe’s Arson Case

By Louise Jobe A trial magistrate in Brikama has transferred the arson case involving one Baba Darboe to the High Court for lack of jurisdiction. Darboe...

QNET Sues 2 for Allegedly Spreading False, Misleading Information about its business

By Louise Jobe QNET Business Company has sued two men before the Bundung Magistrate’s Court for spreading false and misleading information about their business activities...
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