Sana Sabally admits killing, Lt. Barrow, Lt. Dot Faal

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Former junta vice-chairman, retired Captain Sana B. Sabally has told the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) chaired by Dr. Lamin J. Sise that he was responsible for the deaths of Lts. Basirou Barrow and. Abdoulie ‘Dot’ Faal whom he labeled ‘enemies’ of the AFPRC government.

He disclosed that Babucarr Jatta, the army commander was present at Fajara Barrack but did not take part in the shooting of the officers. He said that Jatta was present to save his life.

He said after taking Fajara barrack, he called Jammeh and Jammeh ordered that they should ‘kill them all.’

He asserted that he did not know that it was unlawful to execute captured soldiers who had broken into the armoury and had planned to execute the council members and the then army commander, Babucarr Jatta.

He told the Commission that after Lt. Basirou Barrow was arrested and his chest pocket was searched, they found a list containing names of the council members and the army commander and soldiers assigned to carry out their executions.

Sabally disclosed that he was at the guardroom by the time Lt. Barrow was arrested by Peter Singhateh and other guards. He said that Lt. Barrow was beaten and brought to the guardroom.

Ex-captain Sana B. Sabally said after discovering the note of the coup planners, he was furious and the two ring leaders: Lts. Barrow and Dot Faal were beaten, put in a truck and taken to Mile 2 Prisons. Thereafter, he said, they were taken to Fajara barrack where they were shot dead.

Sana B. Sabally told the Commission that he was responsible for what transpired.

Hearing continues today with the continuation of evidence of Sana B. Sabally.

Author: Bruce Asemota