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Dr Janneh & Co case continues

Nov 18, 2011, 9:30 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial on charges of treason and sedition involving former Information Minister Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and three others, continued yesterday at the Special Criminal Court, with the cross-examination of the seventh prosecution witness by the defence counsel.

Officer Thorpe under cross-examination told the court that page 34 of exhibit D3 contained a message which was sent by the 1st accused through the account of the CCG, but his name did not appear.

He added that page 26 of the exhibit D3, which was in English and French, contained an email which was signed by the 1st accused.

Still testifying under cross-examination PW7, stated that exhibit D2, page 3, stated that the objective of this group was to overthrow the government of The Gambia, and to bring freedom, equal access to the public media, introduce freedom of speech, and to free all political prisoners.

Asked by the defence counsel whether he could point out from exhibit D3 where it was stipulated that the aim of the CCG was to overthrow the Government of The Gambia, the witness said it was not stipulated anywhere, but the investigation revealed that the intention of the CCG was to overthrow the Government of The Gambia.

He added that there was an email which stated that the 1st accused was a former Information Minister, and that an additional email from the members of the CCG stated that the 1st accused person, Dr. Janneh, was never a member of the CCG.

 The case continues on Monday.