UDP Treasurer’s Appeal Deferred

By Rohey Jadama
The appeal case of Mr. Amadou Sanneh, the National Treasurer of theAmadou Sanneh
United Democratic Party (UDP), did not proceed yesterday, 15th
October, 2015 before a panel of the Gambia Court of Appeal
comprising Justices Edrissa Fafa Mbai, Nacessay Sallah Wadda and Awa
Bah as it did not sit.The panel was supposed to give the reasons as to why the case of
Mr.Sanneh was unanimously dismissed by the court. The case was
therefore adjourned to 16 November 2015 for the court to give its
reasons.
It could be recalled that at the last sitting, Justice Edrissa Fafa
Mbai, said the appeal of Mr.Sanneh was unanimously dismissed and the
reasons will be given later on the 15th October, 2015.
Mr.Sanneh is challenging 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.
His trial at the high court lasted for three months.