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UDP national treasurer appeal set for judgment

Jul 1, 2015, 9:53 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The Gambia Court of Appeal presided over by a three-member panel of judges, headed by court president Justice M’Bai, and including Justice Wadda and Justice Bah on Monday set a date for judgment on the appeal of the United Democratic Party (UDP) national treasurer, Amadou Sanneh.

When the case was called, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DDPP) MB Abubakar, said they wished to withdraw the motion dated 24 and 15 June 2015, and it was withdrawn without any objection for senior counsel Ousainou Darboe.

Darboe then said he wished to adopt the appellant briefs of argument dated 14 January 2015 and the reply on points of law dated 13 May 2015 and filed on 14 May 2015.

He said they were relying on the briefs of argument and reply on points of law, as well as all the authorities cited, and urged the court to grant the appeal and enter a verdict of acquittal.

MB Abubakar said he wished to adopt the respondent’s brief and urged the court to dismiss the appeal.

The case was adjourned to 13 July 2015, for judgment.

UDP National Treasurer Amadou Sanneh is appealing against his conviction by the then Justice Nkea of the Special Criminal Court, who convicted and sentenced him to five years in prison on 18 December 2013.