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Foroyaa messenger pleads guilty to sedition charge

Nov 28, 2013, 9:27 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Mass Kah, a messenger with Foroyaa newspaper, yesterday pleaded guilty to a sedition charge before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutors alleged that Mass Kah, on 14 November 2013 between the hours of 16:00 hrs and 17:00hrs, at Latrikunda German within the Kanifing Municipality and diverse areas, with willful intention, uttered a statement against the president’s photo which one Lamin Camara was pasting on his vehicle opposite a tailoring workshop, saying: “Why not paste the photo of H.E. the president on the sky?” and thereby committed an offence.

Magistrate Janneh then asked the prosecutor, Sergeant 335 Nying, to read the facts to the court, but the prosecutor told the court that the case file was not with her.

She applied to the court to adjourn the case for today, which was granted.

The accused person was then remanded at Mile 2 prisons until today, when the prosecutor would read the facts to the court