Yankuba appeals death sentence


Former junta member Yankuba Touray has appealed his death sentence at the Gambia Court of Appeal.
In July last year, Yankuba Touray was found guilty of the murder of Ousman Koro Ceesay and sentenced to death by hanging.
However, his case came up for mention at the Appeals Court yesterday presided over by Justice Sallah-Wadda.
A Sissohor appeared for Yankuba Touray while Senior State Counsel Muhammed B Sowe appeared for the State.
The Court noted that the appeal is a fresh matter. It confirmed from both parties that they have been served with the Records of Proceedings.
Senior State Counsel Muhammed B. Sowe informed the court that he needed a week to go through the records. This was granted. The case is adjourned to 13th June 2022 for ordering of briefs on the appeal.
Justices Mahoney and Roche are the other judges.