Yankuba Touray faces fresh charge

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Yankuba Touray, a former junta member and onetime minister of Local Government and Lands has been slammed with an additional charge barely 24 hours after he was first arraigned on murder charge at High Court, Kerr Fatou reports.

 Mr. Touray, who faces contempt charge, is being defended by defence counsel, Abdoulie Sissoho.

On Monday he was arraigned before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of High Court of The Gambia on a murder charge but did not take his plea, according to judicial sources. The charge was in connection with the alleged killing of former Finance minister, Ousman Koro Ceesay in 1995.

 Mr. Touray put his hand in a proverbial jar last week Thursday when he refused to respond to questions asked by lead counsel of  the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on issues he was adversely mentioned by other witnesses, claiming he had constitutional immunity.

He was arrested, charged with murder and arraigned before the court on Monday.

Mr. Touray was remanded at Mile 2 but reappeared before the court the following day. He is expected at the court on Monday 8 July 2019.

Source: Picture: Yankuba Touray