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Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh indicted for treason in absentia

Nov 21, 2014, 11:00 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Former Information Minister Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh recently faced a treason charge in absentia at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Dawda Jallow.

The particulars of offence stated that Dr Amadou Scattered Janneh, in the month of November 2012, allegedly distributed a T-shirt bearing “President Yahya Jammeh must go” “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.

The prosecuting officer, Corporal Alieu Faye, told the court the accused person is out of the jurisdiction of the court and, 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.

The trial magistrate, Dawda Jallow, granted the application made by the prosecution and issued a bench warrant for the accused person to be arrested through Interpol.