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toubab1020



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Posted - 21 Jul 2020 :  16:34:32  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Investigators into this sad business must be congratulated in gathering the evidence for the prosecution to reach the Courts, all the defendants "were unrepresented by a lawyer. "
Magistrate Omar Cham granted Bail,it will be VERY INTERESTING when the case is called for hearing when the defendants have to appear.
This will be a long time into the future I suspect.


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By Amadou Jadama on July 21, 2020

Police prosecutors in Brikama yesterday charged 14 persons with illegal importation of timber without valid import certificate.
The accused persons are Baba Kanyi, Samba Sarr, Amat Faal, IK Aroh, Baboucarr Jonha, Omar Jallow, Gibril Bojang, Alagie Secka, Salieu Ceesay, Gibril Sissoho, Abdoulie Bah, Alieu Suwareh, Muhammed Tundo, and Yusupha Trawally.

They were allegedly found importing 1,143 timber logs without a valid import certificate.
All the accused persons denied the charge.They were unrepresented by a lawyer. However, the principal Magistrate Omar Cham granted them bail in the sum of 5000,00 each with one Gambian surety.
The trial continues.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 21 Jul 2020 16:55:27

toubab1020



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Posted - 11 Aug 2020 :  16:57:10  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"The trial continues."

I have seen NO reports in the media , Do YOU know Derar Reader,if an adjournment was ordered by the trial judge before Corona Virus caused havoc in the normal life of Gambia ?

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 11 Aug 2020 16:58:02
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toubab1020



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Posted - 24 Aug 2020 :  18:04:15  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SNIPPET:
"multiple sources confirmed to the BBC that the rosewood being shipped out of The Gambia to China comes from the Casamance region of southern Senegal."


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By Nelson Manneh on August 23, 2020

The President of The Gambia General Transport Union Omar Ceesay has on Saturday 22nd August 2020 warned Truckers to desist from illegal transportation of logs as it is banned by the government of The Gambia.

“All truckers should respect the laws of the country and should stop all forms of illegal transportation of logs in the country,” he said.

Mr. Ceesay said all the trucks that were apprehended by the Senegalese Forces at Bwiam Military Checkpoint in Foni Kansala District, were finally released to the drivers.

“The government has banned the transportation of logs in the Gambia and that needs to be respected by all truck drivers who are engaged in it,” he said.

Readers could recall that the President of The Gambia General Transport Union in a press briefing told on Monday, told journalists that the Senegalese forces at the Military checkpoint in Bwiam intercepted trucks loaded with logs.

He said the trucks were kept there without any legal process.

He said the matter later reached the court and the Brikama Magistrate’s Court delivered judgment in the case. He said the Court ordered that the logs impounded by the Senegalese forces should be forfeited to the state and the vehicles be given back to their owners.

Mr. Ceesay said following the judgment on the 16th July 2020 up to the date of the press conference, the vehicles were not returned to their owners.
BBC said The Gambia is consistently among the five largest global exporters of rosewood, despite declaring its own stocks close to extinction almost a decade ago.

During a year-long investigation in both Senegal and The Gambia, multiple sources confirmed to the BBC that the rosewood being shipped out of The Gambia to China comes from the Casamance region of southern Senegal.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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