By Lamin Njie

Lamin Colley’s alleged untruthfulness at the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission is what cost him his job in the army, The Fatu Network has been informed.

The former class two warrant officer was dismissed from the army on Tuesday.

The spokesperson of the Gambia Armed Forces Major Lamin K Sanyang told The Fatu Network Colley was dismissed because of his untruthfulness at the TRRC.

Colley was a medic in the army who was hauled up before the TRRC on March 20 where he claimed he killed fellow soldier Fafa Nyang by accident. Fafa Nyang was part of a group of soldiers executed in 1994.

“He was found to be not truthful despite the overwhelming evidence. The ministry of justice recommended to our commander in chief (President Adama Barrow) for his dismissal who then instructed the chief of defense staff [for him to be dismissed],” Major Sanyang told The Fatu Network.