Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nigeria is also on trial in The Gambia

New team of Nigerian mercenary judges
We announced last February the arrival of seven addition judges and magistrates from Nigeria personally recruited by Yaya Jammeh's principal legal hatchet man and Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP) named S.H.Barkum.  He has succeeded in framing false charges and has "successfully prosecuted" real but most imaginary opponents of the dictatorship.  Mr. Barkum has proven to be the reliable enforcer of the instructions of the Gambian dictator to imprison numerous victims of a very brutal regime.

S. H. Barkum is accused of being an accomplice in the torture and eventual death of numerous victims of the Jammeh that includes the 25-year old radio journalist named Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay whose lawyer announced in court that his client was tortured.  Despite the visible signs of torture, DPP Barkum elected to ignore the lawyer's plea.  When Alhagie showed up in court again clearly displaying physical trauma, another Nigerian, this time Justice Simeon Abi threatened journalists with jail terms for "misquoting" him in their reports of court proceedings.

The Director of Public Prosecution is of course not alone.  He is complimenting the Gambian-born Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mama Fatima Singhateh, an equally prolific framer of false charges against innocent Gambians whose only crime is opposing a vile, brutal, corrupt and incompetent system.  She continue to present false narratives, distortions and outright lies to the diplomatic community that continues to ask questions about the recent violent crackdown on peaceful protesters that has resulted in numerous deaths including Solo Sandeng, youth leader and member of the executive of the United Democratic Party (UDP).

The UDP Party Leader, Ousainou Darboe and numerous members of his party executives, included among them Femi Peters, Jemeseng Jammeh, Lamin Dibba, Lamin Jatta, Fanta Darboe, Juguna Suso, Ismaila Ceesay were charged yesterday for disrupting the flow of traffic plus other frivolous charges before Justice Ottabaa who was recently recruited from Nigeria, together with six other mercenary judges by Barkum (see the group photo above).

The trial which is scheduled to start today will be closely watched by an international community that has trained its eyes on The Gambia that has developed the well-earned reputation of being one of the most violent and repressive countries on earth.

As we have in the past, the Nigerian government will be full apprised of the role that Nigerian cowboy judges play in entrenching the regime of Jammeh that has been universally condemned for its recent use of violence to suppress peaceful demonstrators for which Ousainou Darboe's three colleagues have paid the ultimate price and others, including himself, have been brutally assaulted by members of the security forces.