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Sainabou Mbye & Co’s Lawyers To File “No Case To Answer” Submission Monday

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Sainabou Mbye and co accused persons on arrival at the High Court in Banjul

By Landing Ceesay

The Lawyers representing Sainabou Mbye, (1staccused), Cherno Mbye (2nd accused), and Kibili Dambelly (3rd accused) informed the High Court of their readiness to file a “No Case To Answer” submission on Monday.

Counsel Combeh Gaye, representing the accused persons Thursday informed the court that they intend to file a “No case to answer” submission.

Counsel Gaye made these remarks shortly after Justice Ebrima Jaiteh closed the Prosecution’s (State) case for failing to secure the attendance of their eighth and final witness (PW8).

Following consultation between Justice Jaiteh, the State, and defence counsels, the court asked the defence counsel C. Gaye, to file their “No Case To Answer” submission on Monday the 31st October, 2022.

The court ordered the State (Prosecution) to reply to the defence counsel’s submission within two weeks and that their time of reply would expire on 14thNovember 2022; before adjourning the case to 17thNovember 2022 for the adoption of the briefs.

 The ex-wife of remanded Bob Keita Sainabou Mbye (1st accused), Cherno Mbye (2nd accused), and Kibili Dambelly (3rd accused) are charged with manslaughter, contrary to Section 186 of Criminal Code Cap: 10.01 Vol. III, Laws of The Gambia 2009.

The particulars of the offence stated that Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye, and Kibili Dambelly, on or about 3rd July 2022, at Kanifing and diverse places in The Gambia, by unlawful act, or omission, amounting to culpable negligence, left a two-year-old boy resident of Brusubi inside a car, which caused his death, thereby committed an offence.

Counsels AM Yusuf, M. B Sowe, S.L Jobarteh  representing the State; while C. Gaye, S Twum,  M. Ngum, A Tambadou, and A.R Bah  are representing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused persons in the trial.

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