May 6, 2013, 10:10 AM
The case was set for adoption of briefs yesterday, but the judiciary officer informed the court that one of the judges was bereaved, so they were indisposed and the cases before the court of appeal would not proceed.
The case was then adjourned to 26 February 2015.
Amadou Sanneh is challenging the decision of the Special Criminal Court that convicted and sentenced him to five years in prison on 18 December 2013.
It would be recalled that the state in count one accused Amadou Sanneh (National Treasurer of United Democratic Party), that sometime in September 2013 in Banjul and in diverse places in The Gambia, he conspired with others to commit an act with seditious intention, and thereby committed an offence.
Count two stated that Amadou Sanneh (National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party) sometime in September 2013, with intent to bring hatred or contempt or excite disaffection against the person of the President of The Republic of The Gambia or the Government of The Gambia, printed a malicious document titled “ATTESTATION” on a letterhead paper of the United Democratic Party (UDP), and thereby committed an offence.
The state in count four further accused Amadou Sanneh (National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party) that sometime in September 2013, he falsely made a declaration before one Bakary Baldeh, a commissioner of oaths, with the knowledge that the said declaration was false and thereby committed an offence.