“I’m not aware of the handing over of corpses,” GAF Spokesperson

By Kebba Jeffang
As families are requesting for the corpses of those linked to the 30
December 2015 insurgency amidst unconfirmed reports that they have
been handed over, the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) spokesperson said he
is not aware of any such development.“I’m not aware of the handing over of corpses. I have no information
concerning that issue,” said Lieutenant Malick Sanyang, GAF Public
Relation Officer (PRO) of the Gambia Armed Forces when contacted on phone by this reporter for confirmation.
Lt. Sanyang told this reporter that he will convey information of any
such development anytime it happens.
This report came in the wake of appeals being made by the families of
the late Lt. Colonel Lamin Sanneh, the purported coup leader, and the
late Bakary Bojang, alias Gosso, the mentally deranged young man from
Banjul, for their corpses to be handed over to them for a fitting
burial in keeping with the Muslim religious rites. The two are among
those reported dead in connection with the shooting near state house in
Banjul late last year.