Two Murdered Tanka Tanka Inmates Resumes at the High Court


Today, 4 November 2019, The case of the accused Abuobacar Bah, a Tanka Tanka Inmate who is accused of killing two other mentally ill Inmates at the Tanka Tanka Hospital will resume 9:30am before Justice Alami at the High Court in Banjul.
The accuse first appearance was on 20 May 2019 at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, but now transferred to the High Court.
On 26 February 2019 the accused Mr Bah who was said to have been deported from Italy allegedly hit Jerome Katta with a wood stick on his head. The wild Inmate- Bah was also said to have killed Essa Waggeh another Tanka Tanka Inmate the same night, and burnt his body on the fire, lighted for the inmates to warm themselves in their detention camp, while it was cold.
The late Mr Waggeh was said to be 32, while the late Mr Jatta was said to be 23 years old.
Michelle Kujabi, elder sister to the Late Mr Jatta walked into the offices of a local newspaper Saturday to narrate her family’s sock about the loss of their loved one, whom they were trying to help to overcome his mental ill status, and complete his education, but obstructed by mental illness.
She said Jerome Jatta- her late younger brother started encountering his mental while taking his Grade 12 Exams at St. Peters Senior Secondary School, as he was always disturbed by the mental illness whenever he was taking exams, the family decided to transfer him to the National Youth Services Scheme, where he was trying very well. She described the late Jatta as intelligent young man and determined, but obstructed by mental illness.
She said Jatta was taken to the EDSTH and was referred to the Psychiatric Unit, where a diagnosis was given to him, to be administered at the Tanka Tanka Hospital, leading to his admission at Tanka Tanka, Hospital situated along Mariama Kunda Road.
She expressed dismay over the incident, and appealed to The Gambia Government to help her family get justice, in the spirit of the New, in which The Gambian President Adama Barrow talks about due process, transparency, and respect for human rights.