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Court maintains injunction against striking UTG staff

By Aisha Tamba

Justice LM Sanneh of the high court Bakau annex has said that his court lacks powers to declare orders made by a fellow judge illegal or unconstitutional. 

The judge is referring to a motion on notice filed by the UTG Staff Association, seeking an order to set aside the orders it made on the 14th September in respect to interim injunctions against them.

The counsel representing UTGFSA, SK Jobe argued that the orders of the former vacation judge, Justice Momodou S.M. Jallow against the UTGFSA were unconstitutional and illegal. Lawyer Jobe further argued that there are several judicial authorities that all support his position that an interim injunction cannot and should not last until the determination of the motion.

Delivering his ruling yesterday, Justice LM Sanneh said a judge can only nullify or set aside a judgment or decision for lack of jurisdiction, illegality, or unconstitutionality which was unknown to the court during the trial.

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