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Friday, January 22, 2021

Omar Sarjo wants High Court to stop his trial

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By Bruce Asemota

Omar Sarjo, the dismissed soldier from the Gambia Armed Forces, has filed a suit before the High Court in Banjul seeking the court powers to stay the criminal proceedings against him at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

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In the suit, being heard before Justice Ossei Tutu, Sarjo disclosed that the criminal case against him constitutes abuse of power and a gross violation of his fundamental human rights.

Sarjo is standing trial on a single count of attempts to obtain a Gambian passport by a false declaration which he denied.

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