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Email tendered in Dr Scattred Janneh & co case

Nov 30, 2011, 12:17 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

An email that was translated from French to English was yesterday tendered in the treason and sedition trial involving Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and three others at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.

Ebrima Mboob testified as the twelfth prosecution witness (PW12) and told the court that he is a police officer attached to the Criminal Investigation Unit at police headquarters in Banjul.

He informed the court that he was a translator from French to the English language since 2008, adding that he was enlisted in the Gambia Police Force in 1980.

He adduced that on 23 November 2011, when he reported to the office, a letter was given to him by his command which was an email, but it was written in French.

The witness added that it was sent by the “Coalition for Change” The Gambia, further stating that he read the contents of the said email and later translated it into English.

When the translated email was showed to him, which was alleged to have been sent by the 1st accused person, the witness identified it, and it was tendered and marked as an exhibit without any objection from the defence counsel.

The witness told the court that the email was sent by the 1st accused because he was the coordinator of the “Coalition for Change” The Gambia.

Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, the witness told the court that he attended the French language school in The Gambia located at Hill Street in Banjul, and later proceeded to Senegal to continue his high school there, as then there was no French high school in The Gambia.

He added that he did not obtain any specific qualification in English, but that the sender of this email was the 1st accused person, Dr. Janneh

The case continues today.