Speaking in an audio Hon Kemenseng Jammeh former Ambassador to Turkey refutes that, he and his colleagues who included Lawyer Darboe were freed by President Adama Barrow.
Jammeh said soon after they were convicted they filed an appeal at the Higher Court and that appeal was delayed until the 2016 presidential elections were over which election saw the departure of Yahya Jammeh and the coming in of Barrow.
December 5th was the schedule date for their appeal case to be heard and the court , and that Court ruled in their favors. He said the Court ordered that ,they were wrongly imprisoned and that is how they got their freedom on that 5th December 2016, it was not a decision from Barrow , Jammeh said
The veteran politician and member of the United Democratic Party , Hon Kemeseng Jammeh , said that they later took their case to the Ecowas Court and the sub-regional ruling was again in their favor. The previous ruling that sentenced them in Banjul was notified by the ECOWAS court and compensations awarded to all the unlawful prisoners including Lawyer Ousainou Darboe.
Jammeh called on those who are with the notion that the UDP’s leader Lawyer Darboe cannot contest the next Presidential elections are day dreaming.
He thanked the lawyers who stood by their side during those trying moments and defended them at no cost. They provided free representation the lawyers like Amie Bensouda and Antounman Gaye and many others.