Jun 13, 2017, 11:13 AM
The trial on treason and sedition charges involving Dr Amadou Scattered Janneh and others continued yesterday at the Special Criminal Court in
Testifying, Mariama Darboe, a resident of Manjai Kunda and a staff of Commit, told the court that, in May 2011, while at work with her boss, the 1st accused person gave her three T-shirts which she placed on the table.
She denied knowing the wording on the T-shirts, adding that when she placed the T-shirts on the table, a boy call Babucarr walked into the office and asked for the 1st accused.
“I told him that the 1st accused was out and the said Babucarr said he wanted the T-shirts. I then gave the T-shirts to him,” the witness added.
Next to testify was Pa Abdou Ceesay, a former driver to the 1st accused at Commit, who adduced that, in May 2011, Dr. Janneh found him sitting together with the beach boys and gave them the T-shirts, bearing writings “Coalition for Change The Gambia”, and “End Dictatorship Now”.
He added that he took the T-shirts home and, upon arriving at home, he decided to put on the T-shirt, further stating that, when he was spotted by his father, he instructed him (the witness) to remove the T-shirt, because of the wordings on it.
“I tore the T-shirt given to me by the 1st accused because of the wordings on it, and through my understanding it was a group that wanted change in The Gambia,” he further told the court.
Under cross-examination, the witness said he is not highly educated, but could read the writing on the T-shirt, which was given to him by Dr. Janneh.
The case continues today.