Coroner Appointed To Probe The Death Of A Prison Inmate

By Bekai Njie

Malafi Jarju, the first class magistrate in Banjul has been appointed as coroner to inquire in the death of Louise Gomez, one of eight accused persons of the defunct NIA, and who was standing trail on several charges including murder.

Late Mr. Gomez was reported to have died at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.

Below reads the full release from the Office of the Chief Justice, Judiciary of The Gambia:

The Hon. Chief Justice, Hon. Hassan B. Jallow, acting pursuant to the Coroner’s Act, Laws of The Gambia, has designated His Worship Mr. Malafi Jarju, First Class Magistrate in the City of Banjul, as Coroner to inquire in the death of Mr. Louise Gomez.

The late Mr. Gomez is reported to have died on the 11th of October, 2018 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in the City of Banjul whilst detained on remand at the Mile 2 Central Prisons.

The Coroner will be conducting the Inquiry at the premises of the Banjul Magistrates Court.

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