Honourable Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has been appointed as the Easter Holiday vacation judge, judicial sources say.
The superior courts (the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Courts) in The Gambia commenced it Easter holiday vacation on the March 29, 2018, ending on the April 12, 2018.
Meanwhile justice Ebrima Jaiteh would be presiding over matters including miscellaneous applications like bail applications during the two weeks Easter holiday.
Justice Ebrima Jaiteh was appointed and sworn in as judge of the High Court on the 1st of November, 2017, and has deposed more than 30 criminal and civil cases.
Justice Jaitheh was a State Counsel at the Attorney General Chambers attached to the office of the DPP prosecuting criminal matters from 2011 to 2012.
Justice Jaiteh worked as a legal consultant and a research officer for the World Bank on Regional Integration of East Africa Community based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Among other responsibilities, Justice Jaiteh designed a detailed operational plan for East African Community, harmonisation of commercial law pillar of the investment climate programme.
Upon completion of his consultancy assignment for the World Bank, he returned to The Gambia in 2015 and was appointed first class magistrate for the Judiciary of The Gambia and was attached to Brikama Magistrates’ Court where he delivered over 250 judgments and rulings in Criminal and Civil cases.
Until his unceremoniously dismissal by the erstwhile dictatorial regime of Yahya Jammeh sometime in November 2015, Justice Jaiteh opened his law firm called Sutukoba Law Chambers where 95 percent of his cases were on pro bono (free of charge) basis to the public.
Author: Bruce Asemota
From: The Point