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Amadou Scattred Janneh treason trial deferred

Apr 21, 2015, 10:43 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The treason trial involving the former Information and Communication Technology Minister, Amadou Scattred Janneh, was yesterday adjourned at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before senior Magistrate Samsideen Conteh.

When the case was called in court, there was no representative from the state and the case was subsequently adjourned to 18 May 2015, for hearing.

Dr Amadou Scattered Janneh was alleged to have in the month of November 2012, distributed a T-shirt bearing “President Yahya Jammeh must go” and “waato seta” within Senegal and Gambia’s borders and diverse places with intent to usurp the executive powers of the state, and thereby committed an offence.

When the case was first mentioned in court, the prosecuting officer, Corporal Alieu Faye, told the court “the accused person is out of the jurisdiction of the court”, as such they were applying to the court for a bench warrant to be issued for the accused person to be arrested and brought to The Gambia through Interpol.

His application was granted by the court, and a bench warrant was issued for the accused person to be arrested through Interpol.