A leaked letter from The Attorney General Chambers has confirmed that the five Nigerian judges who were recently appointed and are expected to sit over The APRC and outgoing President, Yahya Jammeh’s election petition are no longer traveling to Banjul as expected.
‘You will recall that our justices are usually scheduled to sit in your supreme court in the months of May and November. Based on this long established understanding, our court sitting schedule is usually drawn up with the consideration of this assignment’ A letter from the acting Nigerian Chief Justice Onnoghen says.
The acting chief justice further informed Gambia’s Chief Justice Fangbele that the dates of the court sittings in the Gambia are unfavorable to them and will greatly affect their case management. He therefore urged Fangbele to stick to the sittings for May and November as scheduled.
The source at The AG Chambers has confirmed to us that this said letter has already been received by Justice minister Mama Singhateh but she has still not discussed its content with the out going president.
Meanwhile, sources say the remaining Nigerian judges who have been handling cases at the lower courts have all left the country and headed back to Nigerian..The Chief Justice is said to be the only Nigerian judge left in the country and has not been punctual at work recently.