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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 Feb 2014 :  19:36:23  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. Ex-Tanji alkalo, son testify in UDP youth leader’s case

Monday, February 17, 2014

The former alkalo of Tanji, Cherno Bojang, who is also the third prosecution witness (PW3); and his son, Lamin Bojang, the fourth prosecution witness (PW4), all residents of Tanji Village in the Kombo South District of West Coast Region, on Thursday testified in the ongoing trial involving the state against Solo Sandeng, the national youth leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), before Magistrate Aji Amie Jagne of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

Giving his testimony, PW3 recalled that on November 24th last year, while he was in Brufut, his son Lamin Bojang called him and asked him to speak to one Muhammed Jaiteh (PW2) on the phone. Then, he said Muhammed Jaiteh told him that they wanted to hold a party at the Tanji Community Centre, but PW3 told him that they could not hold the party without a permit.

The third prosecution witness said he was never told the kind of programme Muhammed and team wanted to organise at the centre, that he only told him it’s a party.......

Source: Daily Observer News & more full report

2. Jammeh Regime Should Declare the Gambia a One Party State”Kemeseng; As 2 Women and 4 Opposition UDP Are Detained

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The police carried another crack down on the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) 14 February 2014 at the Kombo South village of Madiyana. This is the second time within six months when the police effect arrests and detention of opposition UDP members. The party which is the main opposition faces stiff police surveillance on where they held meetings of any political nature.

The Youth Secretary General of the UDP Mr. Solo Ebriama Sandeng is going to court at the Brikama magistrates Courts, for holding a meeting without a permit. He was detained for several weeks before charges were meted out on him and his eventual trails.

Speaking to the Daily News Sandeng said his party on Friday 14 February 2014 was on a sensitization meeting at the village of Mandiyana in the Kombo South where the police interrupted that meeting and arrested members of the youth executives of the party. These arrests included Fakebba Kolley, Lang Marong, Jerreh Fatty, Mariama Darboe and Baby Secka; all of who were taken to Tujereng police station and subsequently detained.

The Daily News is reliably informed that when they got the news of the arrests, Solo went to the police station but could not have access to any of them.

Speaking to this reporter on Saturday morning Kemeseng Jammeh a seasoned opposition member and onetime leader of the minority in the National Assembly told this reporter that he got a called from the son of the detained Jerreh Fatty who said he went the Tujereng police station where his father is said to be detained but could not see him.Jammeh said he was informed by Jerreh’s son, that though he saw the two women but could not speak to them.

Kemeseng said “we are holding an emergency party executive meeting to decide what to do”. He expressed disappointment that the ruling APRC government would not allow decent democracy to take place. “If they do not want any opposition meetings, then they must declare the Gambia a one party state”Kemesseng

Veteran opposition politician challenged the government to respect the laws of the land and act accordingly. This unnecessary harassment must come to a halt, he stressed.

Source: The Daily News

Edited by - kobo on 17 Feb 2014 19:41:29
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Feb 2014 :  02:01:15  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
14 UDP supporters arraigned, charged

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fourteensupporters of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) were Monday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Dayoh M. Small-Dago of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court, charged with unlawful assembly and prohibition of conduct conducive to a breach of the peace.
They are Lamin Marong, Lamin Sonko, Foday Gassama, Maimuna Darboe, Ousman Drammeh, Sherrif Kinteh, Jerreh Fatty, Fakebba Colley, Sirreh Sonko, Bakary Gibbba, Wandifa Kinteh, Kawsu Jaiteh, Yaya Njai, and Lamin Njai, and all denied the charges.

According to the charge sheet read in court, in count one the accused persons, on 14 February 2014 at Madiyana village in the Kombo South district of the West Coast Region, unlawfully assembled themselves and conducted a meeting without any permit or authority, and thereby committed an offence.

Count two stated that the accused persons on the same day and place conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace, and thereby committed an offence.

Police prosecutor Sub-Inspector Sarr asked for an adjournment to bring his witnesses to court, and added that the matter of bail was left to the court to decide......

Source: The Point News & more full report
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kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2014 :  00:36:57  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Trial adjourned of UDP militant

Friday, February 21, 2014

The trial involving the militant of the United Democratic Party, (UDP) Alasanna Jobarteh, yesterday suffered another setback, at the Bundung Magistrates’ Court, before Principal Magistrate Ibrahim Kijera.

The case was then adjourned till 5 March 2014.....

SOURCE: The Point News & full report

Edited by - kobo on 26 Feb 2014 00:37:20
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 26 Feb 2014 :  20:27:20  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Trial commences of 14 UDP supporters

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The trial opened Monday of 14 supporters of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Dayoh M. Small-Dago, with the testimonies of two prosecution witnesses.

They were charged with unlawful assembly and prohibition of conduct conducive to a breach of the peace, which they all denied.

The accused persons are Lamin Marong, Lamin Sonko, Foday Gassama, Maimuna Darboe, Ousman Drammeh, Sherrif Kinteh, Jerreh Fatty, Fakebba Colley, Sirreh Sonko, Bakary Gibbba, Wandifa Kinteh, Kawsu Jaiteh, Yaya Njai, and Lamin Njai.

First to testify was one Musa Manneh, the alkalo of Madiana village, who said he is a farmer and recognised the accused persons.

He recalled that on 14 February 2014 at around 4:30pm, there was a meeting in his village which he was not aware of. He said he was not told about convening a meeting in his village, only heard that there was such a meeting in the village.

Asked by the prosecutor if he knew the people conducting the meeting, the village head said he knew Lamin Njai, Wandifa Kinteh and Martin Dibba.

The first prosecution witness said he heard that there was a meeting organised by the UDP, and went out to make enquiries, and was told it was UDP people who were having a meeting.

He said he then called the Tujereng Police Station, and told them that there are people having a meeting in his village and whether they gave them a permit to do so.

The police said they did not give any permit to anyone to stage a public meeting, the alkalo said, adding that the police later came, arrested them and took them to the police station......

SOURCE: The Point News & full report

Edited by - kobo on 26 Feb 2014 20:27:54
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kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 19 Mar 2014 :  22:21:28  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. UDP’s Youth Secretary; Sandeng Acquitted and Discharged

Monday, March 17, 2014

The embattled opposition UDP Youth Secretary, Ebrima Solo Sandeng was acquitted and discharged of the charges against him at the Brikama Magistrates Courts this morning.

Sandeng was standing trail for false information and for holding a political meeting without a valid permit; which charges he pleaded not guilty since the start of the trail.

After several adjournments and a few prosecution witnesses were called at the trial the prosecution could not substantiate the charges, the opposition youth is facing. Consequently he was acquitted and discharge, Sandeng walked out of the Court a freeman once again.

In a brief telephone conversation with his lawyer, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe who is also the leader of the opposition United Democratic Party, he said Sandeng is acquitted and discharged this morning. Darboe could not go further as he was running to another court session.

Sandeng himself was called and asked what his reaction is but he only said “am a freeman once again. I shall give a press interview soon at another time”

Source: Daily News

2. UDP militant acquitted

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Principal Magistrate Dayoh Small of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court Monday acquitted and discharged Solo Sandeng, a militant of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), charged with giving false information to a public servant.

The UDP militant’s acquittal followed a ruling on a no-case-to-answer submission by senior defence counsel Ousainou Darboe....

Source: The Point News & full report

3. UDP Youth leader acquitted, discharged

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ebrima Solo Sandeng, the National Youth Leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), was Monday acquitted and discharged by Magistrate Dayoh M Small Dago of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.

It could be recalled that the UDP Youth leader, Solo Sandeng, is facing one count of criminal charge for giving false information to a public officer, contrary to the laws of The Gambia. He was earlier granted bail of D1million Dalasis. His discharge and acquittal followed the submission of a ‘no-case-to-answer’ by his lawyer.

When the case was called, Police Prosecutor Sub-Inspector E. Sarr announced his appearance for the state whilst Lawyer Ousainou Darboe represented the accused person....

Source: Daily Observer News & full report

Edited by - kobo on 19 Mar 2014 22:22:52
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 05 Dec 2017 :  14:26:16  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Court overturns UDP activist’s conviction

The Point: Tuesday, December 05, 2017




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