Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ex-GRTS Reporter’s to Prove His Innocence

Dodou Sanneh
Dodou Sanneh, a former reporter of the state owned television, Gambia Radio and Television Services, GRTS will defend his innocence on Monday, July18, 2011 against one  count of false information imposed on him.
This development came following an announcement yesterday July 12 by the prosecuting police officer, Superintendent Sainey Joof that the state is satisfied with evidence against the accused person after calling three witnesses - a police officer and two GRTS employee.
His case is underway at the Banjul Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Ma-Nyima Bojang.
He is accused of giving false information to a public officer that he was wrongfully terminated after almost five years.
 He found himself in a legal battle when he wrote a petition to the Office of the President concerning his unlawful termination.
 However, he denied the charged. 
Sanneh who is defending himself craved the court to adjourn the matter when the magistrate asked him to enter his defense.
 “I want to secure the service of a lawyer,” Dodou added.
The magistrate subsequently adjourned the case.
‘The accused has the right to secure a lawyer at anytime of the trial,” she told the court.
 It could be recalled that Dodou Sanneh, a former reporter of GRTS was sacked on 8 September 2006, while covering the presidential campaign of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), and reinstated within a week, given 20 days working leave, only to be sacked again on 20 November 2006.

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