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“I HAVE A WIFE AND CHILDREN. I URGE THE COURT TO GRANT ME BAIL”, ERSTWHILE SG SABALLY PLEADED WITH JUSTICE ABDULLAHI

August 12, 2014
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JUSTICE PREVAILS FOR SABALLY?

WILL JUSTICE PREVAILS FOR SABALLY?

ERSTWHILE SG SABALLY

ERSTWHILE SG SABALLY

Erstwhile Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Momodou Sabally was on Monday 11th August 2014 arraigned before Justice Makailu Abdulahi slammed with three-count charges of economic crimes and abuse of office by State Prosecutors. Defiant Sabally was quick to deny all charges as he went on to show case his worth in the parked courtroom.

In reading the particulars of offence on count one, the State prosecutor alleged that “the accused person in the month of May 2014, in Banjul, committed an offence to with while serving as Secretary General caused economic loss to Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) to the tune of D402, 500 by unduly influencing the said institution to fund a programme titled ‘Youth Career Development’ programme”. The prosecution went further to reveal that the said programme was organized by a Mariama Sillah without due process thus committing a felon.  The particulars of offence on count two and three are the same as one exposing the incredibility of both charges to the eyes of any serious legal mind. No particular section of the constitution was cited to qualify the charges levied on Sabally.

Without much ado, Sabally quickly rose and denied all purported charges. He silenced the bursting courtroom when he, in a soft and steady voice, reminded the Judge “I have been in detention for the past five weeks during which I have fully cooperated with my investigators. I am alerted that the investigation is still not completed but I have a wife and children. Many of the youth see me as their role model by joining the services in my country against lucrative international appointments. I have work with the central bank for 10 years. With this background, I do not see any reason why the prosecution should doubt my integrity. I therefore humbly disagree with the prosecution and urge the court to grant me bail”.

At that point the Director of Public Prosecution interjected and applied for a court order to remand Sabally in the custody of the National Intelligence Agency instead of the Central Mile II Prison. DPP S.H. Barkun also expressed prosecution’s desire to apply for a date for hearing on the case after the court vacation.

In his ruling, Justice Abdullahi told the court, “One of the considerations for granting or refusing a bail is none completion and/or interference with investigation. From the submissions made, both parties agreed that the investigation into the case is yet to be completed and for this reason, I do not think that the court should at this stage admit the accused to bail”.

Justice Abdullahi then adjourned the case to 14th October 2014 for hearing and ordered Sabally be remanded with the NIA. “The accused may repeat the same application in the course of the trial if he so wish”, he concluded.

 

POLICE ARRESTED 12 MEN SUSPECTED OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE GAMBIA

August 12, 2014
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IGP SONKO

IGP SONKO

Police in Gambia has launched massive raids and arrests on suspected homosexuals in greater Banjul region police source informed Kibaaro News. Twelve men suspected of homosexuality, were arrested and are under police net during the weekend raids in major hide outs in the greater Banjul area and Serre Kunda. The Gambia Police Force is still hunting for more people suspected of homosexuality in various areas, according to a Police informant in Banjul

“Already we have transferred them from Kairaba Police Station to the Police Headquarters in Banjul, the Gambia’s capital, for questioning”, according to a Senior Police Officer who preferred anonymity. “The investigation is not yet completed, and we are still hunting for others whose name were mentioned during our questioning”, the Officer added.

They will be charged in accordance with the law immediately police complete their investigation Kibaaro was assured by its source. Homosexuality in the West African nation is a serious offence and is punishable up to 15 years in prison. The Gambian leader in his many public speeches warned the homosexuals and gays to leave the Gambia or risk being beheaded. In his 2014 independence speech during, Gambia’s 49th independence anniversary, Jammeh said, “gays and homosexuals are mosquitoes they should be wipe-out of the society”.

“THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK”, LAWYER DARBOE TOLD GAMBIANS AS HE CELEBRATES HIS 66TH BIRTHDAY

August 8, 2014
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LAWYER DARBOE-THE PEOPLE'S LEADER

LAWYER DARBOE-THE PEOPLE’S LEADER

As I turn 66 today, I praise and thank God the Almighty for the life he has given me. I am appreciative of enormous parental love, care and attention I enjoyed during my formative years resulting in making me what I am today. I was Baba’s blue eyed boy competing only with my kid brother Ginka of blessed memory.

Of the 66 years of my life, the past 18 years of it have been full of extraordinary challenges. I faced these extraordinary challenges with extraordinary courage because I always had and still have the unwavering support of N’Nanding Mayeh and Aunty Sally.These women are equal to me in every respect. They have mothered for me the most beautiful girls whose love for me is boundless. Coincidentally one of these girls Naffisatou (in the photo with me) celebrates her 21st birthday today. Of my sons, my brothers and sisters, friends, the UDP senior and youth executive and the general membership of the party have always been the rock I lean on in times of difficulties.

At 66 , I am sure, I can still play a part in shaping the destiny of our country. But you the youths, the young people are the hope of The Gambia.You should not be complacent; don’t abandon your responsibility to your country; take up the mantle of leadership in all spheres of human endeavor. Then you will succeed in ushering in a united and prosperous Gambia. Wherever you maybe and whatever your circumstance maybe proudly hold yourself out as a Gambian. Respect and obey the laws of country you live; stand firm for the cause you believe in and be true to your values. Don’t allow anyone to patronize you; your actions and decisions be dictated by conscience.

The Gambia is part and parcel of the global village, with the rise of social media, and other mass communication tools, always make good use of your time. Events all over the world engage our minds and emotions, always remember to be on the right side of history.

Finally I say “Happy birth day to my daughter Naffisatou” and all those who celebrate their birthday today. Thank you for all the birthday wishes.

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe

PRESIDENT JAMMEH SUFFERS ANOTHER HUMILIATING BLOW AS PIERRE MINTEH IS SLAMMED WITH A PERSONA NON GRATA BY THE OBAMA GOVERNMENT

August 8, 2014
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JUSTICE PREVAILS FOR FATOU CAMARA

JUSTICE PREVAILS FOR FATOU CAMARA

PRESIDENT OBAMA. IS HE MORE PRESIDENT THN JAMMEH?

PRESIDENT OBAMA. IS HE MORE PRESIDENT THAN JAMMEH?

Barely hours after going to press contemplating if Fatou Camara’s barbaric assailant will escape the scale of justice under diplomatic immunity, watertight information reaching Kibaaro News confirmed that Pierre Minteh, a Security Attaché at the Gambian Embassy in America has been pronounced persona non grata by the Obama government. The Gambian humbled dictator is set to return home with a container loaded with humiliating and amazing disgraceful gifts he received from both Gambian demonstrators and his host President Obama.

Readers are reminded that the Vienna Convention explicitly states: “If a person with immunity commits a crime in some host country, this country advises his/her government of the committed crime and may request a waiver of the alleged offender’s immunity so that person could be judged by court of the host country. However, if the immunity is not waived, the host country may order the withdrawal of the offender from the country. If the member of the diplomat’s family has committed a crime, then the entire family may be expelled”. It is based on this premise that the Obama government declared Pierre Minteh persona non grata in America since the unremorseful and shameless Gambian dictator is unwilling to waive his henchman’s immunity. Mr Minteh and his entire family including his heavily expectant wife will be whisked out of America like toxic waste.

Pierre Minteh was described by eyewitness to his menacing assault on Fatou Camara like a starving predatory animal pouncing on it vulnerable and unsuspecting prey. What is even more barbaric and shameful about him was targeting an innocent and unprovoking woman instead of a man. Suffice it to add attaching a peaceful protester is a felon in any democratic country.  Fatou Camara who is an unbreakable woman of substance, has been relentlessly engaged in showcasing President Jammeh’s disgusting human rights records and disregard for the rule of law to the outside world after she ran afoul with him. Many believed President Jammeh ordered for her unlawful incarceration after she repeatedly declined his sexual advances and advising him to mend the bridge between the Presidency and the Press. Also assaulted during day two of the demonstration are Ousainou Mbenga and Sam Phattey, both very notable Gambian Activists in America.

Unlike his previous experience with Gambian protesters in America, this one has witnessed unprecedented publicity particularly by the Senegalese media. Pictures and videos of the demonstrations saturated Facebook and Gambian diaspora media houses. Live broadcast also relayed events to millions of listeners as they happened on the ground. As a result, President Jammeh and his disgraced entourage will not hoodwink Gambians at home on their return, as they are already aware of the humiliation he continues to suffer from both demonstrators and the Obama government. Sometime ago I wrote an article captioned “THE MAJOR SIGNS OF PRESIDENT JAMMEH’S IMMINENT FALL” in which I outlined factors leading to his fall. It appears my prediction is standing the test of time. We are closely monitoring what GRTS will inform Gambians when our playboy president and his disgraced entourage land home.

Once again for those who brand us cyber revolutionaries and people who only talk the talk but unwilling to walk the walk, this is a clear manifestation that we took Jammeh head-on and caged him in a five star hotel as a prisoner. We humiliated and insulted him to his face. He is seen swelling like a cornered frog as he hide from the demonstrators barricading his hotel.

Sulayman Jeng, Birmingham, UK

 

 

 

 

WIIL FATOU CAMARA’S ASSAILANT ESCAPE PROSECUTION UNDER DEPLOMATIC IMMUNITY?

August 7, 2014
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WILL JUSTICE REMAIN BLIND OR SEE FINALLY?

WILL JUSTICE REMAIN BLIND OR SEE FINALLY?

WHO IS MORE PRESIDENT, OBAMA OR JAMMEH?

WHO IS MORE PRESIDENT, OBAMA OR JAMMEH?

Fatou Camara speaking from the Accident and Emergency Unit in DC has confirmed to Gainako’s Demba Baldeh that she has actually sustained injuries on her face and legs. “The Police were around when about twenty of Jammeh’s henchmen charged at us unexpectedly. I fell on the road as ran to safety and it was while lying on the road that they started kicking me. I was somewhat lucky no vehicle was passing by at the time otherwise it would have been fatal as we were unable to get up and run for our lives. Well, again I am lucky because if we were in the Gambia were these killers are armed, we would have been dead by now”, Fatou informed her audience. Ousainou Mbenga, another notable Gambian activist in America, who hurried to rescue Fatou, was assaulted too. He sustained an injury on one of his eyes. Fatou Camara further informed Gainako Radio listeners that her assailants were aiming for their eyes to blind them.

It is reliably confirmed that the unbreakable Fatou Camara’s assailant is Pierre Minteh who is an accredited Gambian diplomat in America. According to the Vienna Convention, “If a person with immunity commits a crime in some host country, this country advises his/her government of the committed crime and may request a waiver of the alleged offender’s immunity so that person could be judged by court of the host country. However, if the immunity is not waived, the host country may order the withdrawal of the offender from the country. If the member of diplomat’s family has committed a crime, then the entire family may be expelled”. Consequently, it will take a lot of diplomatic muscle stretching between a dictatorial and democratic regimes of the Gambia and America to get Pierre Minteh either prosecuted or expelled from America.

On day two of the protest, President Jammeh and his henchmen employed a tactical unexpected attach and retreat on the demonstrators to break their demeanour and courage. Reports emanating from the hotel were President Jammeh is barricaded by protestors, his security will waiting until the unsuspecting demonstrators and DC Police Officers were distracted before they charge and assault the demonstrators. They have been tasked by the unrepentant dictator to target specific individuals such as Fatou Camara to silence them for good. The atmosphere at the demonstration ground which is also coned as a crime scene is getting tense as emotions are flaring. Some of the demonstrators could be heard speaking angrily and if the situation is not calmed by the DC Police officers assigned to control the crowd on the ground, it would turn violent and bloody.

Amadou S Jammeh, Dr Abdoulie Saine, Fatou J Manneh, Sigga Jagne and a host of others all on the ground spoke about the despicability of the Jammeh’s security heinous act in America-the land of freedom. They unanimously pledged to leave no stone unturned in seeing to it that Fatou and others get justice. However, the question still remains will Pierre Minteh escape the prosecution for his felony on an American citizen? Will the Obama government pet diplomacy against the rights of its citizen? Gambians and Americans are closely monitoring the outcome of this alleged assault. Gambian-Americans in America are determined to do everything possible to see justice prevails. It is also confirmed that all the suspected assailants were rounded up and interrogated at the hotel balcony in front of President Jammeh. As we go to press more reinforcement has been deployed on the ground. Demonstrators revealed that they could see over 400 hundred DC Police office surrounding the hotel were President Jammeh remained a hostage.

Gambians at home must be aware that President Jammeh came to America only for a photo shoot with President Obama. Albeit he was barricaded by Gambian demonstrators outside his hotel, he manoeuvred his way to grace the spousal dinner and have a photo with Obama as shown on GRTS last night but failed to attend any of the conferences. It depicts that Jammeh only cares about his personal ambition. Otherwise, he would have negotiated business and investment deals for the Gambia as he colleagues are doing for their respective countries.

Sulayman Jeng, Birmingham,UK

“PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. I AM GOING TO AMERICA”, SOLICITED PRESIDENT JAMMEH FROM HIS FAREWELL WISHERS AT BJL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

August 7, 2014
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WHO IS MORE PRESIDENT, OBAMA OR JAMMEH?

WHO IS MORE PRESIDENT, OBAMA OR JAMMEH?

Who would have thought that President Jammeh will dread travelling to America to an extend he is compelled to solicit singular prayer for his personal wellbeing and safe return from those seeing him off at the airport? Jammeh manifests his true colours to Gambians daily yet no one cares to take note. I wrote in one of my earlier articles that President Jammeh is like an oyster shell, hard from the outside but soft and fragile inside. Gambia’s most dreaded bully was reported as looking agitated and unpleasant. Perhaps he knew what was awaiting him in America but that photo with Obama…no way…he will not afford to miss that photo even if it meant losing his life in the process.

Gambians in America rose to the occasion. They held him prisoner under what they coined “citizen arrest” in his hotel room for several hours. He was disgracefully denied gracing all the summit conferences and as he was edging closely to losing his dream of photo shoot with American bad boy Obama, Jammeh broke into pitiful sobs. It was at that point that caged Gambian delegation resorted to lodging doctored claim against the protesters with the American Secret Service who eventually smuggled him into the White House to kiss Obama’s foot for a photo with him. Well…well Mr President Jammeh, you and Obama who is more president than the president himself?

As if Jammeh is not humiliated enough by his fellow citizens in America, his deflated esteem received a further dent by retracting his swipe on the Murid Sect of Senegal couple of days ago. His ambassador in Senegal wrote to the head of the Murid Sect in Touba, Senegal imploring forgiveness and reacceptance. Gambians will recollect when the same erratic Jammeh went on the national television heaping praises on the Murids who helped in harvesting his largest farms within few hours.

Another unattractive feather on his soiled cap is the arrest and questioning of one of his henchmen, by DC Police Department for allegedly assaulting Jammeh dream girl and beauty queen, Fatou Camara. Jammeh who ironically often claims to be a champion of women empowerment gives directives for his brutal bodyguards to assault vulnerable women. Mr President, currently, in a booming cyber world, falsehood and blatant lies do not last long. Moreover, Gambians are more informed and ready to assert what is due them. As a result, for your own good and peace of mind, do what is honourable: resign and seek reconciliation.

AMERICA’S SECRET AGENTS WIPED TERRIFIED JAMMEH’S TEARS

August 6, 2014
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Shameless Jammeh wants to meet the Obamas - Go get him Gambian Americans

Shameless Jammeh wants to meet the Obamas – Go get him Gambian Americans

CAN YOU SPOT WHAT JAMMEH WAS CRAVING FOR?

CAN YOU SPOT WHAT JAMMEH WAS CRAVING FOR?

President Jammeh, Gambia’s unrepentant dictator, murderer and serial adulterer, was forced to salute the inalienable fact of life the evil that men do haunt them. It is reported by highly placed source within the disgraced president’s entourage that President Jammeh was reduced to a cry baby by Gambian protestors barricading his hotel. When it finally dawned on him that the objective of his visit in America was snacked away from his fragile fingers by Gambians manifesting their grief against his rogue regime outside his hotel, he broke into uncontrolled sobs. His henchmen feared the aftermath of their humiliated leader’s emotional outburst. Some of them could be seen swelling with rage and fear as they bob up and down the hotel balcony.

It was during the moment of utter despair that Jammeh held prisoner in his five star hotel for several hours, phoned the American Secret Service and reported that the demonstrators outside his hotel were heavily armed and planning to assassinate him. Police were seen literally diving into the bushes within the hotel searching weapons but only found an egg to their sheer dismay. After dropping on his knees and begging them for hours, they finally smuggled “Africa’s greatest leader and Gambia’s Babili Mansa” from his prison to realise his photo shoot dream with President Obama. Enraged with humiliation, Jammeh’s henchmen decided to settle scores with some of the demonstrators. Two of them, notably the unbreakable Fatou Camara and Sam Phattey, became their immediate casualties. However, neither of them sustains any injury.

 Speaking to Gambia’s most acclaimed journalist, Pa Nderry M’Bai, Fatou Camara recounted, “I was chased and attacked by Sarjo Jarju. They called him Hitler at the State House. He kicked me; pursued me saying that he was going to kill me if he catches me. I ran because he once told me while I was working at the State House that if he ever lays hands on Pa Nderry M’Bai, he was going to break his eyes. I felt terrified by his threats against Pa Nderry. The attacked was unprovoked. Sam Phattey was hit on the face by his attackers.” The former State House Press secretary, Fatu Show TV celebrity, beauty queen and Jammeh’s dream girl disclosed that she has lodged a complaint with the DC Police Department to process a criminal complaint against her assailant, Sarjo Jarju aka Hitler. As we go to press, Kibaaro News was unable to liaise with the Gambian Diva and Beauty Queen to throw more light on her alleged assault.

We will also keep you updated on the spousal dinner hosted by the Obama family for the visiting heads of states and governments as well as President Jammeh’s encounter with Fatou Camara on the dinner table. She is expected to grace the Presidential Press Conference slated for later this afternoon were she will grill President Jammeh with spicy and pertinent questions.

Sulayman Jeng, Birmingham, UK