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Essa M. Faal: “I have overwhelming evidence to convict Yaya Jammeh”

Essa M. Faal, Lead Counsel of the Gambia’s Truth Commission looking into human rights violations during the 22 years rule of former Gambian leader Yaya Jammeh has said that there is overwhelming evidence to convict the former President in a court of law.

TRRC Lead Counsel Essa M. Faal

Lead Counsel Faal was responding to a question posed to him by the host of “For The People, By The People” show, Banka Manneh who queried if the Commision I

has enough evidence that could lead to a conviction of human rights violations and alledged kilkings and disappearances if Jammeh was to be tried in a court of law.


Mr Faal was the guest on the popular Sunday weekly show where he was quizzed on a host of things about the TRRC proceedings which came to an end on Friday. Counsel Faal was also asked by co-host Musa Jeng about the rumours of his political ambitions to run for office given his recent popularity ratings. Although Mr Faal did not give a direct yes or no, he was clear about answering to the call of the Gambian people in whatever capacity he can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.


The Truth commission ended public hearings last Friday with a report expected in June/July this year where the executive will have six month from the date of submission of the report to publish a white paper on the recommendations of the commission.

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