Gambia: Justice Mahoney to Hear Alleged Foiled Coup Case

Gambia: Justice Mahoney to Hear Alleged Foiled Coup Case

Hassan B. Jallow, the Chief Justice of the Gambia has assigned Justice Basiru V.P Mahoney to preside over the alleged foiled coup trial involving some members of the Gambia Armed Forces.

Justice Mahoney of the Banjul Excessive Courtroom will hear the case on the seventeenth of January, 2023 at 1 pm.

Justice Mahoney is a Courtroom of Attraction decide however the Chief Justice has licensed him to listen to and decide this case (as a single excessive courtroom decide).

It could possibly be recalled that the federal government by the workplace of the spokesperson knowledgeable the citizenry in a press launch that the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) in a army operation arrested 4 troopers linked to the alleged coup plot. In one other replace on the alleged foiled coup plot, the federal government introduced {that a} complete of seven troopers had been arrested and are serving to them of their investigations they usually have shaped a panel to analyze.

On the sixth of January 2023, the seven accused troopers had been arraigned earlier than Justice of the Peace Krubally of the Banjul Magistrates Courtroom on the fees of conspiracy to commit felony and treason.

On rely one, the accused individuals are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Felony Opposite To Part 368 of the Legal Code. In accordance with the Particulars of the offence, Sanna Fadera, Gibril Darboe, Ebrima Sano, Ebrima Baldeh, Omar Colley, Baboucarr Njie, Barra Touray, and Lamin Jadama (at massive) Someday between October and December 2022, inside Banjul and various locations of the Republic of the Gambia, conspired amongst themselves to arrange or endeavors to overthrow a democratically elected Authorities of President Adama Barrow, thereby dedicated an offence.

On rely two, the seven troopers are charged with Offense; of treason Opposite To Part 35 (1)(A) Of the Legal Code. It’s alleged that Sanna Fadera, Gibril Darboe, Ebrima Sano, Ebrima Baldeh, Omar Colley, BaboucarrNjie (B), Mbara Touray and Lamin Jadama (at massive) Someday between October and December 2022, inside Banjul and various locations of the Republic of the Gambia, put together or endeavors to overthrow the democratically elected Authorities of President Adama Barrow by illegal means, thereby dedicated an offence.

The case was transferred to the excessive courtroom for need of jurisdiction as a result of a Justice of the Peace can not attempt prices of treason.

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