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Yankuba Darboe takes plea in sedition trial

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By Alagie Manneh

Lawyer Yankuba Darboe has pleaded not guilty when he faced a magistrates’ court in Banjul yesterday morning.

It was his first court appearance answering charges of sedition and contempt.

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The political activist was accused by police of insulting the judiciary in the wake of the rearrest and re-trial of the 3YJ8.

Mr Darboe, who appeared in navy-blue casual suit, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

The principal magistrate then granted him a bail bond of D100,000 plus two Gambian sureties. 

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Mr Darboe was represented by lawyer Kaddijatou Jallow.

His next court appearance is March 23.

But Mr Darboe’s legal troubles did not stop there. He faces a separate criminal case alongside seven others in the 3YJ leadership bordering on unlawful assembly, rioting after proclamation and rioters demolishing structures.  

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