• Sainey Darboe, Editor-in-chief

Bombshell: Minister of Interior implicated in Solo Sandeng murder case

Former deputy NIA director of operations, Sheikh Omar Jeng, has revealed the current minister of Interior Yankuba Sonko was part of security chiefs present after the arrest of Solo Sandeng before he was killed.

The NIA 9 Case, according to Foroyaa newspaper, involves 9 Intelligence operatives on 25 criminal charges including the murder of Ebrima Solo Sandeng.

Taking the stand as he entered defense in his trial, Sheikh Omar Jeng revealed:


“The team leader reported that those arrested were put at a police truck and some of those who ran away were pursued and arrested and harded on foot to the PIU headquarters. He further informed me that he saw the Inspector General of Police Yankuba Sonko, the then Minister of the Interior Ousman Sonko, the then Commander of Guards Battalion Sulayman Badjie and a good number of senior security officers from various security institutions have already arrived at the PIU headquarters. I communicated this information to deputy director general and he told me to brief the director general because he had taken some of his drugs, he was a little drowsy. I reported the same information to the director general. He [Director General Badjie] said since all those service chiefs were at the PIU headquarters, it was appropriate that he also go there. Then we drove there with our separate vehicles.


When we arrived at the PIU headquarters, the Minister of Interior Ousman Sonko, the Inspector General of Police Yankuba Sonko, the Commander of the Guards Battalion General Sulayman Badjie, the Commander of the Police Intervention Unit whom I believe was Commissioner Famara Jallow at the time, deputy superintendent Majic, but I don’t know his last name. He was the deputy to Famara Jallow at the PIU. There was a large presence of security officers within the PIU Complex, the PIU were present”.



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