Sep 12, 2011, 12:54 PM
case was later adjourned until
It could be
recalled that the accused Hamadi Sowe is charged with concealment of treason
He was previously charged alongside with some military officers, but the military officers were later taken to a Court Martial where they were tried, convicted and sentenced for their involvement in the 21st March 2006 abortive coup.
The military officers, Cpt Bunja Darboe, Capt Wassa Camara, Capt Yahya Darboe, and 2nd Lt. Pharing Sanyang were sentenced to life imprisonment each. Capt Abdou Karim Jah, Lt Momodou Alieu Bah and Cpl Samba Bah were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each whiles Captain Pierre John Mendy, L/ Cpl Babou Janha and Private Alhagie Nying were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each.
The civilians who were tried by the High Court for their involvement in the 21st March 2006 foiled coup were Tamsir Jasseh, Alieu Jobe, Omar Faal Keita. These were convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each whiles Hon Demba Dem was acquitted and discharged.