Sally Nightingale handed a petition signed by more than 100,000 people to the Royal Courts of Justice today asking them to quash her husband's 18-month sentence for illegally possessing a pistol.
This afternoon lawyers representing her husband Sergeant Danny Nightingale are due to ask appeal judges to analyse the case.
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Regional troops have secured the presidential palace in the Gambia's capital but there are fears the former leader has raided state coffers.
The police officer was shot in the arm at a petrol station on the Crumlin Road, but is in a stable condition.
Temperatures tumbling again tonight with a widespread sharp frost and lows of -5C or -6C and icy spots in places