Sunday, September 27, 2015

Gambia's judiciary continues to be plagued by the dictator's use of mercenary judges and prosecutors

Gambia's Director of Public Prosecutor -  S .H. Barkum 
Judge Mohammed D.A. Balarabe

One would have thought that after Gambia's experience with former Chief Justice Joseph Wowo (Nigerian) and Special Criminal Court Judge Emmanuel Nkea (Cameroonian), both recruited literally off the streets of Banjul with little or no qualification to be magistrates much less judges, the Gambian dictator would have had enough of utilizing the services of mercenaries to further crush a citizenry that is already under siege from a judiciary that has been used as a blunt instrument of repression.

S.H. Barkum who hails from Kano is one such prosecutor employed by Yaya Jammeh to concoct charges against political opponents of the dictatorship.  He is the latest Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP), hire to do the bidding for Jammeh.

S.H. Barkum, (also referred to as Barkun) is listed as former employee of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja who served previously in the Kano State Ministry of Justice.  It is unclear whether DPP Barkum is an employee of the Federal Nigerian government - our inquiries are still ongoing -  or whether he's been hired off the streets, like many of the dictatorship's foreign judges and Justice Ministry's senior officials and prosecutors.

What is evident, is that the current High Court Judge, also a Nigerian national, was hired upon the recommendation of the Director of Public Prosecution.  It is the very same Judge Mohammed Dan Azumi Balarabe that is sitting in judgement of Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the radio journalist, who is facing six counts of sedition and one count of publishing false news.

We have suggested that the case against the 25-year old journalist is a travesty of justice, and as a result demanded the resignation of Judge Balarabe.  We have now unearth further evidence to strengthen our case against the regime of Yaya Jammeh.  We will accuse S.H.Barkum of conspiring with Judge Mohammed Dan Azumi Balarabe and the notorious National Intelligence Agency to send Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay to prison by fabricating charges against him at the instruction of the Gambian dictator.  Consequently, we are also demanding the resignation of the Director of Public Prosecution for his corrupt and unprofessional behavior in the conduct of his prosecutorial functions.

The conspiracy is intricately and inextricably linked to the two "protocol girls" who fled last week from the Gambia and are currently and safely outside The Gambia.  We will show the real reason why Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay is in trouble with the regime of Yaya Jammeh has nothing to do with his job as a radio journalist but as something totally devoid of his professional/journalistic duties.

And Judge Mohammed Dan Azumi Balarabe is part of the larger conspiracy by being in cahoots with the Director of Public Prosecution who helped recruit him to the position he now occupies.  The two thus are fulfilling the wishes of the Gambian dictator by incarcerating innocent Gambians perceived as opponents of a vile, corrupt and incompetent regime for a price.

In playing ball with Jammeh, the two are willfully engaged in the destruction of young Gambian lives and, in the process, the development prospects of an entire nation for a few bucks and some worldly conveniences.  We must stop them, and Jammeh, from further destroying our country.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the active support of the Gambia's female Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mama Fatima Singhateh. In subsequent installments, we will provide the real reason for Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay's troubles with the dictatorship of Yaya Jammeh.

FREE Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay  

This is a developing story ....