Alleged terrorist case suffers another setback

Monday, October 22, 2007

The criminal case involving eight Senegalese from Casamance, namely Sidat Jarju alias “Abelemben”, Ebrima Viex Colley alias “Abuja”, Nuha Jammeh, alias “Assamambane”, Lamin Teww Sambou, Ansumana Jarju, Tamsir Badjie, Joseph Jatta and Abdou Salam Jarju, was yesterday, adjourned to the 23th and 24th October, 2007 for the prosecution to open its case.

The case was  presided over by Principal Magistrate BY Camara of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

The eight accused persons were all present when the case was called, but the state Counsel Emmanuel Fangbele, was indisposed at the time.

The particulars of offence state that between 2004 to 2006 while in diverse places in The Gambia, the accused conspired to carry out acts of terrorism against the neighbouring state of Senegal, in a manner prejudicial to public security and national defence of The Gambia, and thereby committing an offence.

On count two, the accused persons in the same period and in diverse places in The Gambia,  allegedly collected photographs or documents of a confidential nature concerning security installations in The Gambia, which may be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy.

Count three states that the accused persons in the same period received military equipment from Sam Kambai, knowing or having reasons  to believe that it was feloniously obtained. On count four, the accused persons falsely aquired Gambian national identity cards.

All the accused persons pleaded guilty to the fourth count except the fourth accused person, Nuha Jammeh. All the accused are currently in the remand wing of Mile II Central Prisons.

Author: by Buya Jammeh
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper