Information reaching the legal desk disclosed that Justice Emanuel O. Fagbenle has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of The Gambia, effective from Tuesday, 12th May 2015.
Honourable Justice Emmanuel O. Fagbenle, a Nigerian-born judge who once served as the director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and as the president of the Gambia Court of Appeal until this appointment, replaces Pakistan-born Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan, whose service was terminated the same day. Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan was sworn-in as Gambia’s Chief Justice on the 6th March 2014.
In the same vein, Principal Magistrate Sheriff Tabally of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has been appointed as the acting Sheriff of The Gambia, a position that has been vacant since the appointment of Landing M. Sanneh, the then Sheriff as the judicial secretary sometime in March 2015.
When contacted, Landing M.Sanneh, the judicial secretary confirmed Sheriff Tabally’s appointment.