Gambia’s Interior Minister has confirmed the authorization and invoking of international Criminal Repatriation Cooperation processes against Gambian fugitives.
This came as the new government intensifies its efforts in ensuring justice to victims and families of those tortured, disappeared and even killed during the feared and brutal regime of former President Yahya Jammeh.
“I have authorized and invoked International Criminal Repatriation Cooperation processes regarding those out of the jurisdiction for fugitives like Ousman Sonko, etc, and there is success with Bora Colley”, Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty said on his Facebook Page early Friday morning, March 10.
The culture of persecution, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, force disappearance and killing was the order of the day in the former government of President Jammeh. He was commanding the most feared assassin team the ‘Junglers’ as well as the dreaded then National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
In the 22 years of Jammeh’s rule, Gambians witnessed the most painful moments with almost every Gambian being a victim in one way or the other.
Meanwhile, the new President Adama Barrow has since vowed to ensure justice and accountability, saying that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be establish to look into the affairs of the former government, though not witch hunting.