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Defence lawyer recuses himself from defending Pap Ndow in his case

Defence lawyer I. Dibba from Antouman Gaye’s Chambers has on Thursday, 11th August 2022 informed the Kanifing Magistrate’s Court that he has decided to recuse himself from defending his client Abdoulie Ndow, widely known as Pap Ndow in his case.

However, the defence did not advance reason(s) for his decision but the presiding Magistrate Mben Faal asked if the accused person Pap Ndow was informed of this decision. The defence lawyer I.Dibba replied positive, saying he was informed.

The presiding Magistrate Mben Faal then informed the accused that he should find another defence lawyer before the next adjourned date, stating that the court will continue ist sitting at the next adjourned date if he doesn’t find a lawyer.

The prosecutor ASP Keita represented the IGP and the complainant.

The accused Pap Ndow is charged with obtaining money by false pretense and with intent to defraud, contrary to the Criminal Code, Laws of The Gambia.

The complainant has claimed that the accused has defrauded her with over D2M, the money she had planned to use for the purchase of her household items for her new house.

The case was adjourned to 18th August 2022.

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