Judgment in Amadou Sanneh’s Appeal Today

By Rohey Jadama

The Gambia Court of Appeal, comprising a panel of 3 judges headed by Justice Edrissa Fafa Mbai, will today, 13 JulyAmadou Sanneh 2015, deliver judgment in the appeal case of Mr. Amadou Sanneh, the National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party (UDP).

It could be recalled that Lawyer Ousainou A.M. Darboe, while adopting the brief filed on behalf of the appellant, urged the court to allow the appeal of his client and enter a verdict of acquittal.

However, M.B. Abubacar, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DDPP) urged the court to dismiss the appeal.

Mr. Sanneh is appealing against his conviction by Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Division of the Banjul High Court to serve five years for sedition related charges and five years for conspiracy both of which are to run concurrently.

He was sentenced on the 18 December 2013 in a trial which lasted for three months.