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KMC’s D20M suit case returned to CJ for reassignment

By Bruce Asemota

The civil suit filed by the Kanifing Municipal Council against Government of the Gambia, Sainabou Martin Sonko and others has been returned to the Chief Justice, Hassan B. Jallow by vacation judge, Ebrima Jaiteh for reassignment to another judge for continuation of the hearing into the case.

During the last sitting of the case on Wednesday 18th August, 2021, Senior Counsel Antouman Gaye informed the court that he is representing Sainabou Martin Sonko, Bakary Jawo, Mam Kaba Bass and Bubacarr Sanyang.

He told the court that he needed time to react to the application on notice.

Lawyer Yassin Senghore, who appeared for KMC informed the court about the urgency for the hearing of the application, adding that it is for that reason that the matter is heard during the vacation.

Principal State Counsel Binga D told the court that the state was served last Friday, 13th August at closing time but had been unable to file an affidavit in opposition.

He submitted that the parties be given fair hearing and urged the court to give the defendants opportunity to respond and therefore sought for an adjournment.

Presiding Judge, Ebrima Jaiteh informed the court that his term as the vacation judge ends that day but pointed out that he would return the case file to the Chief Justice for reassignment.

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