Gov’t accepts Faraba findings

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Gambia government has accepted the causes in relation to death, injuries and destruction of properties at Faraba Banta on 18th of June 2018, according to the Faraba Banta report.

The government accepts the recommendations of the commission in this regard as contained in the report, and has consequently taken measures such as: the appropriate criminal prosecutions be continued against ASP Musa Fatty, PC Musa Badjie, PC Nuha Colley, and 1st Class Momodou Z. Jallow, and Spt. Babucarr Cham for the deaths of Bakary Kujabi, Ismaila Bah and Amadou Jawo, all of whom perished from gunshot wounds.

“As established by the Coroner; that criminal prosecutions be initiated against all the perpetrators identified in the report for the willful destruction of properties and other related crimes in Faraba Banta; The Gambia Police Force has been directed to conduct criminal investigations into the killings, injuries, and destruction of properties for the purpose of prosecuting the alleged perpetrators of the crimes within the shortest possible time; compensation to be paid by the state to the families of those who died, and those who sustained serious injuries; those who lost their properties as a result of the vandalism and arson. are to be compensated by the state; a Faraba Banta compensation committee (FBCC) comprising the permanent secretaries of the ministries of Interior, Local Government and the Environment has been established under the joint chairmanship of the solicitor general and the permanent secretary of the ministries of justice and finance respectively to handle all compensation claims as recommended by the commission.”

Author: Pa Modou Cham