Mar 25, 2013, 8:21 AM
Former Information minister Dr. Amadou Janneh is today expected to open his defence today in the treason and sedition trial at the Special Criminal Court in
Janneh would open his defence following the prosecution’s closure of their case after calling 14 witnesses, which included security officers, civilians, as well as a local GSM company official.
State prosecutors accused Dr. Janneh on count one of treason, stating that he conspired with Ndey Tapha Sosseh, Mathew K. Jallow, Famara Demba, and others at large on 26th May 2011 in diverse places in The Gambia to overthrow the Government of The Gambia.
Dr Janneh, Ndey Tapha Sosseh, Mathew K. Jallow, and Famara Demba were also accused of preparing to overthrow the Government of the
On count three, prosecutors further charged Dr. Janneh, Modou Keita, Ebrima Jallow, and Micheal C. Ucheh Thomas with seditious acts.
Prosecutors said the four accused persons and others at large conspired amongst themselves on 26th May 2011 at diverse places in The Gambia to print and distribute 100 T-shirts which carried seditious statements to wit; “Coalition for Change” the Gambia: End Dictatorship Now.”
Dr. Janneh, Modou Keita, Ebrima Jallow, Micheal C.Ucheh, and others at large are also accused to have on or about the 26th May 2011 at diverse places in The Gambia with intent to cause or bring into hatred, contempt or excite disaffection against the person of the president or the government of The Gambia, printed and distributed 100 T-shirt carrying seditious statements to wit; “Coalition for Change” the Gambia: “End Dictatorship Now.”
It would be recalled tat Dr. Janneh and his co-accused were previously arraigned at the
Dr. Janneh was a former political science lecturer in the