Open Letter to Chairman of Commission of Enquiry - Prince Ebrahim Sanyang
"Excerpts from My Open Letter To Chairman of Commission Of Enquiry"... Prince Ebrahim Sanyang
One year on, I am reiterating my position, that allegations brought forward by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, against 9 of my companies are false in entirety. Fact, there was zero financial or business nexus between my companies and former President. If there was a nexus, one year on, where is the "evidence"? Considering 9 of my companies were the first to be accused/frozen, why am I NOT invite to the commission of enquiry to date?
Ebrahim Sanyang had his companies frozen by Commision of Enquiry for links with former President Jammeh One year on, after countless public sittings at commission of enquiry, no single evidence of financial culpability suggesting any close association was submitted against any of my 9 companies. Pure witch-hunt. One year on, Gambians are truly putting the dots together against these false allegations! I had always opined, indeed from very onslaught, that all allegations by the attorney General and Ministry of Justice against my companies completely false. Indeed fabricated allegations fuelled by a stage managed witch-hunt and hatred. Isn’t it a universally shared value that all men are equal before the law? and that all accused are innocent, until proven guilty in a credible and impartial judicial process/court? Shouldn’t it be universally acceptable and shared values that grants fundamental human right to all accused, be granted a fair, impartial and transparent due process first, before any judgment? Mr Chairman, if indeed we share aforementioned universal values, where is my right to fair and transparent justice? Why still holding 9 of my companies? If there was a nexus of close association, one year on, where is the "evidence"? lest i remind that 9 of my companies were the first to be accused, why am I NOT invited to the commission of enquiry to date? My fundamental human rights had been flagrantly infringe upon; my right to access a fair and transparent judicial process and or impartial justice denied. Indeed a wrong precedent and very regrettable cause of actions in our questionably “new found” democracy. If my enemies thought their false fabricated allegations could bring me down, they are very wrong. Whether my accusers like it or not, I am an investor with global credibility and recognition. I am no beggar at the global market, rather a respectable investment driver. As a matter of fact, the biggest losers today, are the tens of thousands of my fellow ordinary Gambians, who desperately needed better livelihood and would have directly benefited from my investments through creation of thousands of direct employment opportunities. The Attorney General and Ministry of Justice's false allegations against my companies brought about substantial economic losses not only to me, but Billions USD$ of direct investments into life changing projects for Gambia and Gambians. Instead of championing USD$ multi-billion global investment leverage capability of indigenous Gambian investors like me, they are busy fabricating false allegations to bury me alive. Re-igniting investment confidence on Gambia’s suitably as a safe investment destination will be simply too hard to conceive. Global markets do not like uncertainties. The attorney General continued witch-hunt, suggestive expropriation against my investments and companies will make this Gambia a continued "high risk" country for investment. Time will tell. Mr Chairman, with respect, enough is enough. I enjoin on you for an impartial justice to be served and bring about immediate closure to this unjust, painful and protracted episode of total injustices. Today, I have no faith for an impartial judicial process in Gambia. I enjoin on you to re-ignite hope for fair and impartial enquiry against aforesaid false allegations. The Attorney General and Ministry of Justice has totally failed to bring any evidence of substance against my companies. Thus, any person with conscience MUST FREE MY COMPANIES from these protracted blatant injustice. Mr Chairman, one year on, the innocent must NOT be made to suffer unduly. My fellow Gambians and my dear friends and families, Ramadan Mubarak to you all, May the Blessings of Almighty GOD continue to shower on your homes and your endeavours. May our fast be accepted and May we all live to witness next ramadan in Good Health, Peace and Prosperity. Assalamu Alaikum.