15 June 2011

Press Alert: Update: Professor Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh

Update: Professor Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh

Late Monday evening, Professor Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh, a former cabinet minister, was unceremoniously yanked from the National Intelligence Agency dungeons where he had been detained for a week, and rushed to the Banjul Magistrates court. The court charged Dr. Janneh with treason in the absence of any legal representation, charges he is yet to plead to.
After the charges were metered out, Dr. Janneh was this time around transferred to the notorious Mile Two Prison, where he is still being detained. Attempts by Dr. Janneh’s legal counsel to locate and have access to him had so far proved futile. Lawyers working feverishly to secure the freedom of Dr. Janneh, are as we speak, attempting to secure his charge sheets. But according to court staff, all matters surrounding the case were being transferred to the Banjul High Court for trial.

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