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Court removes Jammeh from suit after sermon expired

By Bruce Asemota

The contempt trial against the alkalo of Duwasu, Yaya Nyassi, and co-defendant ex-president Yahya Jammeh, commenced yesterday before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul.

Jammeh was the 2nd defendant in the civil suit by one Gibi Bah of 16 Ranking Street in Banjul against Yaya Nyassi, alkalo of Duwasu village in the Kombo East District of West Coast Region.

However, former president Yahya Jammeh was later removed from the suit after the writ of summons expired because the former president could not be served in Equatorial Guinea.

The High Court had made an interim injunction restraining the alkalo of Duwasu, Yaya Nyassi, his servants, villagers, workmen, collaborators from entering, working on, putting anything on/ trespassing on a suit land in Duwasu village.

The plaintiff, Gibi Bah, the administrator of Yerro Bah (deceased) estate and Alagie Pateh Bah brought a contempt proceeding against Yaya Nyassi to explain why he should not be punished for disobeying a court order made on the 16th December, 2019.

During yesterday’s sitting, Gibi Bah mounted the witness box and gave evidence in chief where he testified that Yaya Nyassi had disobeyed the lawful orders of the court.

Meanwhile, the matter was adjourned to 13th July, 2021.

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