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Audio was for broadcast in Kaolack, investigator tells court

Nov 16, 2011, 1:36 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The seventh prosecution witness in Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and Co trial yesterday told the court that the T-shirts marked “End Dictatorship in The Gambia” were supposed to be worn in public protests against Jammeh, and that the audio which was played in court was to be sent to Kaolack, in Senegal, to be broadcast there.

Ousman Tom, a member of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, was continuing his testimony in the trial involving Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and three others at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

He told the court that members of the CCG included Ndey Tapha Sosseh, as the secretary general, and Mathew K. Jallow.

Officer Tom told the court that a day was set for the street protest, and the CCG had their action plan for regime change, adding that in the logo of the CCG,  it was stated there that “President Jammeh must go”, “freedom now” and to put an “end to dictatorship”.

“The T-shirts were supposed to be worn during a protest against Jammeh. The audio which was played in court was to be sent to Kaolack and to be broadcast there,” he added.

“The demonstration was to coincide with President Jammeh’s birthday, Africa Liberation Day and Labour Day. The main objective of the CCG was to remove the President of the Republic of The Gambia by unlawful means, wearing the T-shirts, as happened in the northern part of Africa,” the witness told the court.

The case continues today for cross-examination.

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