Sep 15, 2020, 11:38 AM
The Draft Constitution of The Gambia was tabled before Members of the National Assembly (NAMs) by the minister of Justice Dawda Jallow for the first reading at the chambers in Banjul on Monday.
Narrating the things he knew during the incident, Mbaye explained that the former deputy inspector general of police informed him about migrants, who were arrested and taken to Barra Police Station.
Former Commissioner Mbaye revealed that the migrants were transported to Banjul and then to Kairaba Police Station, adding that details of the migrants were written down.
“The relief commander obtained the details of the migrants and copies were handed over to all the service chiefs. We were at the Kairaba Station for more than one hour and there was abnormality in the behaviour of Bombardier and colleagues.”
He said some were taken to Baba Jobe's residence in Kololi, while the last three who couldn’t fit at the Kairaba Station were taken to PIU Headquarters.
He said when he got a call from the PIU officers at Brufut Ghana Town that they had discovered three dead bodies, he visited the scene and saw eight naked bodies.
The witness further told the commission that the killings were done in a mysterious way, in which their mouths and ears were oozing blood. He added that Musa Touray, one of his officers told him that the ‘Junglers’ usually picked some of the victims from the police station.
At this juncture, Counsel Essa Faal told him that while standing at the Tanji Bird Reserve, he knew fully well that those people killed were part of the migrants. The witness responded in the affirmative.
“There was no dispute that the group of eight were part of those migrants apprehended in Barra. The Gambia government lied when they stated that the group of eight were not part of the migrants.”
On the burials of two additional victims at Ghana Town, he said he didn’t give any instruction to anyone to do that and it was a lie for anyone to say that he gave that order.
Mbaye further testified that he and his personnel were threatened not to speak about the incident.
“I have high regards for Yankuba Sonko but what he said regarding the dairies was a lie. Jim Drammeh also lied when he said the dairies were not doctored.”
Police Detective First Class Muhammed Lamin Bobb on Thursday, 18 June testified in the case involving Ismaila Ndong who is accused of raping and robbing five women.
The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Alieu Momar Njai on Wednesday assured that 2021 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, as well as the referendum for the Draft Constitution will go ahead as planned amid fears of Covid-19 pandemic.
Armed youth and thieves are reported to in a habit of storming the Mandinary Lower Basic School in the Kombo North District, threatening lives of students and teachers as well as stealing valuable material; The Point has been anonymously informed.