Gov’t Places Lien on Jammeh, Associates & Institutions

Hits: 1801The attorney general and minister of Justice, Abubacarr B. Tambadou on Friday disclosed that The Gambia government has placed lien on the properties of 14 of former President Yahya Jammeh’s close associates and institutions. Justice Minister Tambadou made this announcement at a press briefing held at his chambers while releasing the 93-page report of the Commission of Inquiry, which was coined by the press as the Janneh Commission. The  Janneh Commission was established by President Adama Barrow in July 2017 to probe into the financial activities of public bodies,…

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Gambia: Commission finds that Jammeh wasted over D1B

Hits: 734Abubacarr Ba Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice on Friday disclosed that the Commission of Inquiry widely known as Janneh Commission found that disproportionate amounts of resources were wasted, misappropriated and diverted by former President Jammeh amounting to at least D1,065,012,512 (one billion, sixty-five million, five hundred and twelve thousand dalasis);  $304, 718, 071 (three hundred and four million, seven hundred and eighteen thousand and seventy-one Dollars). Justice Minister Tambadou made this announcement at a press briefing held at his chambers while releasing the 93-page report of…

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Defence Minister: We Must RESPECT Democracy, Rule of Law

Hits: 554Sheikh Omar Faye, the newly appointed minister of Defence has underscored the significance of democracy, while emphasising the need for Gambians to respect democracy and rule of law and not to abuse them. “I have come to complement President Adama Barrow’s development goals but not to compete or to undermine his policies and development aspirations,” he said during an interview with journalists in Banjul He added: “We are not saying people should not demonstrate. However, we must do it professionally and with respect.  I have respect for everybody. I…

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Cutlass wielding man arrested at Kanifing Magistrates’ Court

Hits: 1251Personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) that were deployed at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court during the trial of Gambian rapper Killa Ace and 36 others on Tuesday arrested a man with a cutlass as he entered the court complex. At the time of gathering this report, it’s not clear why the man entered the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court with a cutlass or the reason of him going armed in public. However, in Gambian law, it is prohibited to go armed in public. The said cutlass was wrapped in a…

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Gambia: 12 arrested in connection with Serekunda protest

Hits: 751ASP Lamin Njie, police spokesman has told The Point in an interview that 12 people have been arrested including rapper activist Killa Ace. “The police are investigating their alleged involvement in vandalism and destruction of properties during last month’s mass protest in Serekunda,” ASP Njie said. Serekunda Market was hit by protest last month after the death of a 33-year-old businessman Ousman Darboe. Family sources alleged that Darboe died as a result of alleged police brutality – an allegation police denied. Government, however, has set up a commission of…

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Gambia: Killa Ace arrested, denied bail

Hits: 624Gambian rapper and activist, Ali Cham commonly known as Killa Ace, has been arrested and denied bail. The rapper was arrested by police with dozen other youths in connection with a protest in July against the death of a Sierra Leonean national, Ousman Darboe. Darboe, a 33-year old businessman was arrested by the police Anti-Crime Unit and detained briefly. Darboe later died after his release. The youths said the asthmatic patient was tortured while in police custody. The protesters burnt the house of the head of the police Anti-Crime…

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Gambia: State releases 4 detained ‘junglers’

Hits: 668Army spokesperson Major Lamin K Sanyang have confirmed to The Point of the release of four members of Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad “junglers” on Saturday, just less than 24 hours after Justice Minister Abubacarr had a meeting with victims of the former regime who rejected the decision. Major Sanyang confirmed that Omar Jallow, Amadou Badgie, Malick Jatta and Pa Ousman Sanneh were released on Saturday morning. They had earlier testified before the truth-seeking commission; TRRC where they admitted their participation in some heinous human rights violation,…

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Gambia: Gambians vow to defend Barrow 5 years term

Hits: 628Hundreds of people on Saturday gathered at the Samega Janneh Hall, opposite Buffer Zone in the Kanifing Municipality, vowing to defend Barrow’s five years constitutional mandate. Organised by the ‘Gambia for Five Years Campaign,’ the forum was aimed at enlightening the public on the need to support the president’s five years mandate and also to encourage Gambians to make efforts towards the maintenance of peace and stability in the country. The movement’s officials also vowed to continue sensitising the people across the country in contrast to ‘Operation 3 Years…

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Gambia: Justice Minister recommends release of three ‘junglers’

Hits: 521Abubacar Ba Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice has recommended  for the army to release the three members of the ‘jungler’ – a ‘patrol team’ who testified before the TRRC. At a press briefing held at his ministry yesterday 5 August, 2019, the minister said the idea has evoked strong emotions among some victims and concerned members of the public, pointing out that the reaction is quite understandable putting into account the revelations the three men have made at the TRRC about some of their activities under…

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Gambia: 289,000 women died of pregnancy, birth related causes in five years

Hits: 536Public Health Nurse, Lamin Manjang said on Saturday that the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) estimated that globally, 289, 000 women have died of pregnancy and childbirth related causes in the last five years. Speaking at the opening of an extended maternity ward at the health facility of Kombo South coastal community of Gunjur on Saturday, Mr. Manjang said most of the deaths were due to severe bleeding and obstructed labour, all of which have highly effective interventions. He further revealed that there has been a decline in worldwide…

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