(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has expelled the country’s Pakistan born Chief Justice, Eli Nawaz Chowhan, barely one year after his appointment.
Justice Chowhan, was sent packing from his office on Marina Parade, Banjul, Tuesday morning and given 72- hours to leave the West African country without any prior warning.
No reasons were given for his expulsion but it is believed to be in connection with the Supreme Court’s ruling against the state in some high profile cases including the recent acquittal of the country’s former navy boss, who was jailed for plotting to overthrow the government of Mr Jammeh in 2006.
Justice Chowhan was appointed to the top job in March 2014, succeeding Ghanaian born Justice Marble Agyemang, who was fired barely six months after her appointment without any reasons by President Yahya Jammeh
He is an international legal practitioner with over three decades experience. He previously served in various international functions as judge including the International Criminal Court for Former Yugoslavia.
He has also served as a judge of the Lahore High Court, legal adviser to the president of Pakistan on International Law and Administration and co-chairman of UNESCO Appeal (Judicial) Board in Paris.