Adoption of Briefs in Amadou Sanneh’s Appeal Deferred

By Rohey Jadama
The adoption of briefs in the appeal case of Mr. Amadou Sanneh,Amadou Sanneh
National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party (UDP), at the Gambia
Court of Appeal was yesterday, 26 February, deferred to the next
adjourned date.Mr. Sanneh is appealing against his conviction by a lower court in
2013 to serve five years on sedition related charges.
Appearing before the panel headed by the Court of Appeal president,
Justice Emmanuel O. Fagbenle, and comprising Justices Naceesay
Sallah-Wadda and Awa Bah, Ousainou Darboe, counsel for the appellant
told the court that they are there for the adoption of briefs but that
they were not served with the respondent’s brief.
State Counsel M. B. Abubacarr, however, informed the court that he had
been served with the appellant’s brief on the 17th of February, 2015.
The case was therefore adjourned to Thursday 19th of March 2015 for
adoption of briefs.
Amadou Sanneh was convicted by Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special
Criminal Court on 18 December 2013 for conspiracy to act with
seditious intention and printing of seditious materials and sentenced
to five years imprisonment on each count. The sentences are to run
concurrently.
The trial lasted from the 21st October, 2013 to 18th December, 2013.