By Aja Dahaba
Former AFPRC junta member has been charged with the murder of former finance Minister Ousman Koro Ceesay. Onetime minister of Local Government and Lands, Yankuba Touray, was arraigned before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of High Court of the Gambia.
Touray has been implicated at the TRRC in the death of Ousman Koro Cessay who was allegedly killed in his house.
The offence contravenes Section 187 of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volum 3, Laws of The Gambia 2009.
The particulars of the offence stated that Yankuba Touray sometime in the month of June 1995 at Kololi in West Coast Region of the Gambia within the jurisdiction of the honourable court and with malice aforethought caused the death of one Ousman Koro Ceesay by beating him with pestle-like object and other dangerous weapons and thereby committing an offence.
Touray’s charge came following his refusal to testify before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) – an institution set up to establish the truth and reconcile Gambians after 22 years of oppressive growth.
He claimed to have constitutional immunity and thus disregarded the legitimacy of the TRRC. He was eventually arrested on the orders of the chairman of the TRRC, Dr. Lamin J. Sise.
Touray was remanded at Mile 2 and will reappear before the court on Monday 8 July 2019.
By Aja Dahaba