Gambia vows to arrest ex-leader

21 Jan, 2020 - 00:01 0 Views
Gambia vows to arrest ex-leader Yahya_Jammeh

The Herald

BANJUL. — The Gambia’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou has vowed that former president Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity any time he steps his feet into the country.

Tambadou said Jammeh will face accountability of the highest order as the act of crimes against humanity has been established by the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), after last week’s protests by Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party (APRC) demanding his return.

“There will be accountability of the highest order for these crimes and I assure the victims that it is now only a question of when, and not if,” Gambian Minister of Justice said on Sunday at the opening of the 2020 Legal Year in Banjul.

According to him, “if former President Yahya Jammeh ever comes back to this country, he will face immediate arrest and charges of the most serious kind, and no amount of irresponsible idle talk or political brinkmanship will prevent this from happening”.

The TRRC was set to resume its public hearing yesterday following a new year’s break. — Xinhua.

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