Court Dismisses Amadou Sanneh’s Appeal

By Rohey Jadama

The Gambia Court of Appeal, comprising a panel of 3 judges headed by Justice Edrissa Fafa Mbai, has unanimously dismissed the appealAmadou Sanneh case of Mr. Amadou Sanneh, the National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party (UDP), yesterday 30th July 2015.

When the case was called, Justice Mbai said the appeal of Mr. Sanneh is unanimously dismissed and the reasons will be given later on the 15th October, 2015.

Lawyer Ousainou A.M. Darboe and Rachel Mendy announced their representation for the appellant, while the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) represented the respondent (state).

Mr. Sanneh is challenging his conviction and sentence by Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Division of the Banjul High 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.