By Lamin Njie
Potential TRRC big fish Edward Singhatey has been spotted in Abuja, Nigeria.
The TRRC is probing human rights violations and abuses that occurred under Yahya Jammeh’s rule and the former vice president of the Ecowas Commission’s name has fored.
Witness after witness have told the commission Singhatey is one of the living top 1994 junta leaders behind the November 11, 1994 killings. He has also been named as the mastermind behind the brutal elimination of a former Gambian secretary of state for finance Ousman Koro Ceesay.
A source told The Fatu Network on Monday Singhatey was still in Abuja.
“He was spotted by someone I know a few days ago,” the source said.
Singhatey is one of five young army officers who seized power in The Gambia in July 1994 and the army lieutenant at the time went on to serve in various roles including vice chairman in the transition government led by Yahya Jammeh.
Singhatey has been described by those who knew him at the time as a ‘sadist’.
A witness Alhagie Kanyi last week told the TRRC Singhatey in 1995 invited him to his house and told him they were going to ‘teach this fucking cunt a lesson.’
Kanyi said he later found out Singhatey was referring to Gambian finance minister Ousman Koro Ceesay who they ending up murdering in cold blood in fellow junta leader Yankuba Touray’s house.