TRRC witness Colley sacked on Justice Ministry’s recommendation

Friday, April 12, 2019

Warrant Officer Class 2, Lamin Colley of The Gambia Armed Force (GAF) who vigorously denied intentional shooting of late Sgt. Fafa Nyang on November 11, 1994, got his service terminated. This sacking followed the recommendation by the Ministry of Justice, GAF spokesperson confirmed to The Point.

Major Lamin K. Sanyang disclosed that Colley’s dismissal has got to do with his testimony at the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

The TRRC has been established to investigate the atrocities committed in the Yahya Jammeh era from 1994 to 2017.

He said Colley’s dismissal came through a recommendation from the Attorney General’s Chamber and Ministry of Justice. When asked what was indicated in Warrant Officer Lamin Colley’s dismissal letter, the army PRO Sanyang said that Colley was dishonest in his testimonies about his role in the late Sgt. Fafa Nyang’s death.

Lamin Colley during his testimony at the TRRC on 21 March 2019 testified that he unintentionally shot late Sgt. Fafa Nyang on November 11.

WO 2 Colley, who intermittently wept whilst giving his testimony before TRRC, indicated that it was in the heat of Lt. Sana Sabally orders that Sgt. Fafa Nyang was shot and as he rushed to him in order to help him, he mistakenly touched his rifle trigger that discharged a bullet that hit Sgt. Nyang on his left jaw and in the event ended his life.

Author: Momodou Jawo