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Alleged Terrorism Case Sets For Hearing

Nov 18, 2009, 12:44 PM | Article By: Soury Camara

The alleged terrorism charges against eleven Southern Senegalese and five Gambians had been set for plea-taking at the Special Criminal Court of the High Court in Banjul.

The case was called last Monday before Justice Richards for plea-taking and hearing, but could not proceed as the Defence Counsel asked time to enable them go through the indictment.

The terrorism case was hitherto heard at the Brikama Magistrates Court before it was transferred to the Special Criminal Court.

Consequently, the case was adjourned to 25th November 2009 for plea-taking and hearing.

It could be recalled that Alasan Thomas Jarju, Maulud Badjie, Lasana Prosper Sambou, Ousman Jarju, Mansur Jatta, Sedat Jatta, Dawda Jatta, Fabia Nyafuneh, Pap Ousman Badjie, Abdoulie Jatta, Muminu Bah, are all Senegalese, while Samsideen Jammeh, Kebba Secka, Kemo Conteh, Sam Kambai and Abdoulie Jarju are Gambians charged under Section 3(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002.

All pleaded not guilty to the charges at the Brikama Magistrates' Court.

The particulars of the offence at the Brikama Magistrates'Court states that, "Alasan Thomas Jarju and his co-accused persons on 8th August 2006, at Dasilameh and diverse places, jointly conducted or engaged themselves in an unlawful act, which could have seriously destabilised or destroyed the foundation, political, constitution, economic and social structures of The Gambia".