Shambles in Court: Magistrate! Not In Your Jurisdiction

sambaGod Dictatorship is a plague. What made President Jammeh laugh out loud? Amadou Samba, a quintessential Gambian (busuwa-elite) ‘Bourgeoisie’ explaining to Jammeh how he was beaten by thugs and rascals all over his soft body.  A Gambian Magistrate was lied to by police prosecutors, alleging that, Mr Amadou Samba was beaten by Sedia Bayo in Banjul and surroundings.

The Banjul magistrate should know, the case is bread and butter legal drama. He should Throw the case out and stamp his feet, stating that, it is outside his jurisdiction to preside. This incident happen in the Senegalese capital Dakar. If Banjul is not part of Dakar, certainly, Dakar cannot be part of Banjul and surroundings. The magistrate will end up looking like the buffoon. He should tell the police to issue their arrest warrants, whatever use that will make, since Mr Sedia Bayo will not land in the Gambia so long as Jammeh remains the president. The only thing the sham court proceedings achieve is by boasting the profile of Sedia Bayo and Amadou Janneh.

Read the point story below:

Amadou Samba’s attack linked to Gambian in France

The Banjul Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Samsideen Conteh on 25 November 2014 issued an arrest warrant against a Gambian residing in France.

Sedia Bayo, a French citizen of Gambian decent, was accused of assaulting Gambian business tycoon Amadou Samba.

The accused was charged with two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and assault causing grievous bodily harm.

When the case was called, the prosecuting officer, Corporal Awa Jobe, told the court the case was for mention, since the accused person is not within the jurisdiction.

The prosecution applied for an arrest warrant for the accused person.

According to the particulars of offence in count one, Mr Bayo in November 2014 in Banjul and diverse places unlawfully assaulted one Amadou Samba, by beating him all over his body, causing him actual bodily harm, and thereby committed an offence.

Count two stated that the said Bayo in the same month and year in Banjul and diverse places ‘grievously’ assaulted Amadou Samba by beating him all over his body causing him grievous bodily harm, and thereby committed an offence.

The case was adjourned pending his apprehension to be brought before the court to face trial.

Mr Bayo is a French citizen of Gambian decent, whose parents migrated to France, where he was born. He is said to be a politician and has been shuttling between France and Dakar.


  1. Laughable indeed. May be interpol will be involved.

  2. That His Worship Conteh is or acts like a “buffoon” is an understatement!

    His decision to issue a Bench Warrant against a person who allegedly commits a crime outside of his jurisdiction epitomises the ridicule and illegitimacy that pervades the Gambian Judicial system. This decision, if true (and there is no reason to the contrary), could only represent two things: (a) His Worship is an illegitimate student of Cheat Justice Agim and/or (b) a judicial prostitute of some sort or both.

    The result? Gambian judiciary is to be looked at with derision both within and without.

  3. well said kemo ba