Baki goes to court

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday, June 7th 2011

FORMER police commissioner Gari Baki is challenging the national executive council’s confirmation of Tony Wagambie as the new commissioner.
Wagambie, who had been acting in the position for some time, was confirmed on May 26.
On hearing the news, Baki had tried immediately to get a National Court hearing in an attempt to stay the appointment.
He had wanted an urgent injunction to stop the legal instruments being signed.
But his attempt failed, with the Gazettal Notice of Wagambie’s appointment appearing on May 30.
Last Friday, Baki went to court, with his lawyer Moses Murray of Murray and Associates Lawyers, appearing before Justice Stephen Kassman with an urgent application seeking leave for a judicial review of the decision.
One of Baki’s grounds in seeking the review was that Wagambie’s name was not on the short-list for the position.
Baki’s judicial review application was based on section 193(1)(e) and (2) of the constitution.
Kassman reserved his decision.