Lead Counsel: There may be Parts 2 & 3 of junglers’ testimonies

Monday, August 26, 2019

Following series of confessions before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) by members of the hit-squad (‘junglers’) of the former president Yahya Jammeh, many people are eager to hear more testimonies in Part Two of the junglers’ confessions.

This came to light after the completion of the first hearing of the junglers, as the lead counsel, Essa Faal, disclosed that there may be junglers’ Parts Two and Three – a disclosure that makes many Gambians eager to hear other confessions on how Jammeh ordered the killings of innocent citizens.

Speaking as a concerned citizen, Malick Yabou, said he was eager to hear other confessions because there were many people that were killed during Jammeh’s era and no one had ever shed light on their killings.

“I wish to hear some revelations on how my loved one, Solo Sandeng, was killed. I want the commissioners on their investigators to dig more on the disappearance of so many Gambians whose families have been waiting for so long to know their whereabouts.”

He added that members of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) should confess their crimes as to what part they are alleged to have played in several arrests and tortures.

Alieu Camara, who heaped praises on TRRC for their outstanding work, said the institution is smoothly moving on with the country’s transitional justice system.

“The perpetrators that do not face the TRRC yet, need to come forward and give their accounts so that there would be reconciliation and reparation in the end; so as to continue to live in a peaceful environment without history repeating itself.”

He urged the commissioners to make arrangement with junglers like Sanna Manjang and Bora Colley who fled to neighbouring countries to come forward and speak the truth.

Author: Pa Modou Cham