Justice Raymond Sock (JSC) and Justice Gibou Janneh (JSC) sacked and dismissed as Supreme Court Judges yesterday. Kairo News legal source deemed this latest judicial assault as ‘taking away the Gambian touch at higher echelon in legal rulings’.
The drama continues in the Gambian judiciary as the last two remaining Gambian Supreme Court Judges were sent packing. Kairo News legal source spoke of the desperate vacuum left at the Supreme Court of The Gambia. Justice Sock was sworn as a Supreme Court Judge in April 2012.
Kairo News source said the two high profile judicial firings are a continuation of the fallout arising from the acquittal and discharge of former Navy Chief. The Gambian president is still reeling from the acquittals of Sarjo Fofana and is paying back by sacking all the Judges that sat on the bench in the Appeal hearing that freed Mr Fofana.
The lawless drama continues with no explanations advanced for the removals of the two senior Judges. Readers will recall the unceremonious sacking and deportation of Pakistani born chief Justice just a month ago. The indications are that, High court and Supreme court Judges are getting braver by ignoring President Jammeh’s wishes in bending the law to suit his whims.
The vacuum created at the Gambia Supreme Court is severely an unjustifiable legal interference and manipulations. The message President Jammeh is sending to all would be Judges is not to go against his wishes in high profile cases. However, we have seen magistrates sitting in sensitive cases acquitting people unfairly persecuted by the state.
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