Thursday, January 28, 2016

Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay is still gravely ill as case is adjourned for the umpteenth time

Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay
The case of the Gambian radio journalist and Managing Director of Teranga FM has been adjourned for the umpteenth time as the regime's mercenary Justice Simeon Abi applied their favorite form of judicial torture - delaying justice.

The same mercenary Judge adjourned the case thrice previously and denied the 25 year old radio journalist bail for a bailable offense.  In fact, in his last October ruling, he denied him bail on national security grounds.
Justice Simeon ABI
Teranga FM radio is the only radio that translates local news and current events in the local vernacular for the ordinary Gambian to know what their rotten government is up to.  That in itself does not endanger national security.

Justice Abi has adjourned the case again until February 2nd after he saw that the accused was in pain and had to be helped in climbing the stairs. The judge asked the accused why can't he walk straight, according to a witness in the courtroom.  He responded that he was ill.  At this juncture the court was adjourned.

Judge Abi had adjourned cases, including Alhagie Ceesay's case, based on laughable and flimsy reasons.  This judge has adjourned cases because he had to attend meetings and workshops rather than dispense justice in the most expeditious manner.

Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay is gravely ill with an enlarged liver sustained while being tortured.  Judge Abi knows the health condition of the accused and yet he has refused to refer the matter to the medical authorities so that the journalist can receive urgent medical treatment.  Should anything go wrong with his health, Judge Abi will be culpable as well as the regime of Yaya Jammeh.  Judge Abi has questioned the accused about his health and was told by the accused that he was ill.

Slow walking cases has become the hallmark of the dictatorial regime of Yaya Jammeh and his mercenary judges imported from Nigeria to do the dirty work of the most brutal, corrupt and incompetent dictatorship in Africa.