QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHEN WILL THE DETAINEES AND POLITICAL PRISONERS BE RELEASED?
Will President Jammeh order the release of detainees and political prisoners or will he leave that task to the president elect? Soon after the election of Mr Adama Barrow, concerned relatives have approached Foroyaa to find out when their loved ones will be released.
They were told that President Jammeh is still the President of The Gambia and will continue to be so until he hands over when his term expires on 19 January. He can order the conditional or unconditional release of all the detainees who have been unlawfully detained as they have been held for more than 72 hours. In a similar vein he can use his constitutional powers under section 82 to release political prisoners.
If President Jammeh fails to do so then they will have to wait till the president elect assumes office in January when he will then have the power to do so.
By Ousman Sillah
The news that the new rulers of the Gambia vowed to prosecute outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has led many Gambians to wonder about the fate of the transition.
President elect Adama Barrow is yet to assume office and Foroyaa decided to interview Halifa Sallah, the Spokesperson of the Coalition, on the issue.
According to him, the fate of outgoing president Jammeh has never been a subject of discussion. Continue reading
By Rohey Jadama
Justice O. Otaba of the Special Criminal Division of the Banjul High Court has yesterday exercised his discretion in favour of Mr. Madun Sanyang, by granting bail to him in the sum of 900,000 US Dollars.
Mr. Sanyang alongside Sira Wally Ndow-Njai, Momodou O.S Badjie, Fafa Sanyang, Cherno Marena, Seedy Kanyi, Muntaga Momodou Sallah, Momodou Faal, Louie Moses Mendy and Noah Touray are jointly charged with economic crimes, Continue reading
A press statement dated 6 December and issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has congratulated President Elect Adama Barrow on his election. The press statement reads:
President Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his election as President of The Gambia following presidential elections that were held on 01 December 2016. Continue reading
QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHY ARE ARMED PERSONNEL BARRICADED AT STRATEGIC LOCATIONS?
At many strategic locations in the Greater Banjul Area armed personnel barricade themselves as in a military situation. The personnel are mainly from the National Guard but they also include a number some Police Intervention Unit personnel.
The personnel don’t seem to interfere with the activities of civilians and do not operate check points but they seem to be alert to any would be attacker. Foroyaa will find out from the military authorities what is going on.