First and foremost, we welcome the news of both the visit by the President to the hospitalized victims at EFSTH and that of the arrestation of the alleged culprits, currently in detention at the Serious- Crime-Unit of The Gambia Police Force,- but please allow us to reaffirm our position in seeking for justice for the victims of (#BloodyMondayMassacre) Faraba.
We at “Unifying Newspaper” sincerely appreciate the ‘Remorseful-Statement’ issued by President Adama Barrow during his morning visit to the victims in the hospital. He CONDEMNED the killings and said, it’s against EVERYTHING WE FOUGHT FOR AS A NATION.
He went on to issue promises of “ACCOUNTABILITY and THE FULL APPLICATION OF THE LAW TO ENSURE THAT JUSTICE IS SEEN TO HAVE BEEN DONE, and also VOWED that, SUCH “EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS” OF OUR CITIZENS WILL NEVER BE REPEATED UNDER HIS WATCH AS A HEAD OF STATE”.A PROMISE WE AS A NATION EXPECT HIM TO KEEP TO THE LATTER BY ENSURING THAT, NO SINGLE STONE WILL BE LEFT UNTURNED AND ANYONE FOUND WANTING WILL BE DEALT WITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUPREME LAWS OF OUR MOTHERLAND”.
Secondly, the confirmed information of the arrestation of the alleged suspects in the person of one ‘MUSA FATTY & co’ is being widely reported in almost all online mediums but we at ‘Unifying Newspaper’ will again urge you as the ‘HEAD OF STATE’; to do your own independent investigations as to what actually transpired behind closed doors and what are the ‘SEQUENCES OF EVENTS’, resulting in such HORRIFIC and TRAGIC end?
Our reasons for saying so are very obvious; Mr President. Because right from the beginning of our write-ups, we were ASKING for an ANSWER to our QUESTION as to WHO GAVE THEM THE ORDERS TO SHOOT IN THE FIRST PLACE?
AS PREDICTED, we’d expected that they will EVENTUALLY come out to DENY any WRONGDOINGS and then take few Para-Military Officers to be SACRIFICED and thrown under the bus so as to save themselves, but will that be good enough in ensuring that JUSTICE is served in this CASE? Certainly NOT!
THEREFORE, MR PRESIDENT, BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT “NO SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE BLAMED AND BE USED AS A ‘SCAPEGOAT’ BECAUSE OF THE SHOOTING AND KILLING’S WERE THE LAST RESORT USED BY A GANG OF OPERATIVES AND THEY ARE ALL EQUALLY “CULPABLE” IN THE EYES OF BOTH OUR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE.
THIRDLY, FOR ONE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ISSUE OF THE ‘SAND MINING’, WE MUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH It FROM A HOLISTIC POINT OF VIEW SO AS TO ‘UNEARTH THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND THEN MAKE SENSE OUT OF OUR FINDINGS’.“IN OTHER WORDS, NOT JUST THE SUPPOSEDLY IDENTIFIED ‘PIU’ OFFICERS ARE THE ONLY ONES TO BE PROSECUTED IF AT ALL THEY COMMITTED ANY CRIME, BUT ALL THE IDENTIFIED ACTORS MUST ALSO BE ARRESTED AND QUESTIONED SEPARATELY TO GATHER ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION AND ANYONE FOUND WANTING MUST BE DEALT WITH IN OUR COURT OF LAW. ONLY THEN AND UNTIL THEN, SHALL JUSTICE BE SEEN TO HAVE BEEN DONE IN THIS MATTER, MR PRESIDENT”.
Suffice-it-to-say, this sand mining issue of Faraba WASN’T SOMETHING THAT JUST CAME OUT OF THE BLUES AND CAUGHT EVERYONE OFF GUARDS, SO TO SPEAK -” BUT INSTEAD, THOSE INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING AND THE ISSUANCE OF THE SO-CALLED “LICENCE OF OWNERSHIP” TO THE BUSINESSMAN, AND THE AUTHORISATION FOR THE USE OF OUR SECURITY FORCES TO EFFECT THEIR ILLEGAL DEALINGS AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE NOR THEIR CONSENT MUST NOT BE EXEMPTED OR BE IMMUNE FROM PROSECUTION.
IF AT ALL JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AS PROMISED AND EXPECTED, THEN THEY ALL SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO WALK AWAY SCOT-FREE, MR PRESIDENT.
ON A FINAL NOTE, We at “Unifying Newspaper” are hereby putting the Inspector General of Police on notice that he has a lot more explanation and answering to do here, THEN JUST ORDERING FOR THE DETENTION OF THE ALLEGED SUSPECTS OF THE ‘EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS’ THAT TOOK PLACE UNDER HIS WATCH.
It will be REALLY WISE OF HIM TO COME OUT CLEAN AND DO THE MOST HONOURABLE thing before it’s too late.
#NB: We’re currently investigating very disturbing narratives, involving the #IGP (Landing Kinteh) himself and the evidence based on his own utterances are overwhelming for him to ‘EXONERATE’ himself nor his office from any wrongdoings.NONETHELESS, WE SHALL CONTINUE TO PRESUME THAT HE IS STILL INNOCENT, UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, IN A COURT OF LAW. TIME WILL TELL THE FULL STORY….IN SHAA ALLAH!!!
Sulayman Shyngle Nyassi/UK.
Recipient Of ‘The Order Of The Islamic Republic Of The Gambia‘ – (O.R.G)