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Dr Scattred Janneh & Co Case Progresses

Nov 28, 2011, 11:31 AM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The trial on charges of treason and sedition involving Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and three others continues at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Testifying as the tenth prosecution witness (PW10), Saidou Camara, a resident of Serrekunda London Corner told the court that he is a security guard with Uncle Sam Security Company.

He stated that he found the 1st accused near the Kotu Fire Station distributing T-shirts among people, where he was also given a T-shirt.

The witness added that he put on the said T-shirt when going to work, adding that while he was going home at around Julbrew in Kanifing, he was stopped by a PIU officer who later arrested him and took him to the Kanifing ( PIU ) where he saw the 1st accused inside the (PIU) camp.

He added that he identified the 1st accused when he was asked by the officer as to who gave him the T-shirt.

The witness identified the T-shirt when it was shown to him.

The said T-shirt was tendered and marked as ID (1).

The case continues on Monday.     

Meanwhile, the prosecution had replied to the bail application made by the defence counsel on behalf of the 2nd,3rd and 4th accused  persons.

In his replied, the DPP told the court that they are opposed to the bail application made by the defence counsel on behalf of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th accused persons.

The state chief prosecutor told the court that they had filed a five-paragraph affidavit and they are relying on the entire paragraphs particularly paragraph 4 and 5.

DPP further submitted that the court has the discretion to refuse bail and urged the court to exercise it discretion to refuse bail.

He stated that the applicants in their cautionary statements admitted the charge, adding that there was no evidence more than the cautionary statements.

He argued that the investigation is still ongoing and more charges are likely to be drawn against them, urging the court to refuse the bail application.