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Criminal Intelligence Unit officer cross-examined in Dr Janneh’s case

Dec 13, 2011, 1:31 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The thirteenth prosecution witness (PW13), Fakebba Suso, a Criminal Intelligence Unit officer with the police force, was on 8 December 2011 cross-examined by the defence counsel in the treason and sedition trial involving Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and three others at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Under cross-examination, ASP Suso told the court that the investigation into the matter started on 26 May 2011, but the panel started investigation on 27 May 2011, which was after the celebration of African Liberation Day and Labour Day.

He added that their investigations revealed that the 1st accused was not the author of exhibit D2, but was a member of CCG.

He said the press release revealed that the CCG would organize a peaceful demonstration against the Government of The Gambia, and there was another press release that called for a massive demonstration to end Jammeh’s regime.

The witness further stated that their investigation also revealed that the intention of the CCG was to spread this information through the media, and that their intention was to overthrow the government of The Gambia.

The witness adduced that some of the members of the CCG are the 1st accused person, Dr Janneh, Ndey Tapha Sossoh, Mathew K. Jallow, and Mbanka Manneh.

He also told the court that an email was sent by the 1st accused, because it was from the account of the CCG.

He told the court that nothing was found in the vehicle of the 1st accused.

The items that were found on 6 June 2011 were found to be offensive by the panel, because of the wording on the T-shirts, Suso added, further stating that the wording was meant to incite violence, by broadcasting on the radio.

The case continues on Tuesday 13 December 2011.