Foreign judges tasked to review Yahya Jammeh’s election petition are expected in Banjul during the weekend, sources said. The judges are mainly from Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The handpicked judges will issue a legal pronouncement on the legitimacy of the outcome of the elections, in which Adama Barrow was declared as the winner.
The following judges will fly in Banjul: Justice Habeeb A.O Abiri, Justice Abubakarr Datti Yahaya, Justice Abubakar Tijani, Justice Obande Festus and Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim are the five Nigerian Judges and Justice Nicholas Colin Brown from Sierra-Leone.
One of the Judges hired to take part in the case is Emmanuel Akomaye Agim, the former Chief Justice of The Gambia. Agim has been a loyal supporter of the APRC. He started as a state counsel, rose the rank of Director of Public Prosecution, High Court Judge, and later Chief Justice.
Justice Abubakarr Datti Yahaya, also once served in the Gambian Bench. He started as a High Court judge, and was elevated to the position of an appeal court judge.
The court is expected to sit on January, 10th.