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Court rules UDP’s Dibba was wrongly charged

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Ebrima Dibba, Executive Member UDP

By Landing Ceesay

Principal Magistrate Muhammed Krubally of the Banjul magistrate’s court has ruled that opposition UDP executive member Ebrima Dibba was charged with the wrong section of the Criminal Code.

However, the magistrate said he would not strike out the case but would instead asked the Prosecution to make an amendment on the charge .


The Inspector General of Police (IGP) charged Mr. Dibba with seditious intention under section 51(1)(a), punishable by section 52(1)(b) & (c) of the Criminal Code Volume One, Laws of The Gambia 2009.

The IGP alleged that in May 2024, Dibba recorded and published a WhatsApp audio accusing the President of being “greedy, immature, rude, and foolish,” aiming to incite contempt against the President or the Government. Dibba did not take plea as his lawyers argued that he was wrongly charged and the case should be thrown out for lack of competence.

More details coming soon….

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