US Senators launch efforts to ensure justice for murder of two Americans
By Sainey Darboe, Editor-in-chief:
US senators Patrick Leahy and Richard J. Durbin have launched escalated efforts to ensure the prosecution of fugitive former member of the Gambia National Army, Michael Sang Correa.
Correa, who is in US custody for violation of immigration law, has been accused of being part of an elite assassins’ force ‘Junglers’ allegedly involved in the killing of two Americans Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe.
The senators, in their letter addressed to U.S Attorney General William Barr appealed for Michael Correa to be hauled before the courts in the territorial confines of the U.S under a law that allows for prosecution of foreigners involved in the persecution or killing of US citizens. The subject of their petition, in the telling of the top US legislators, might also have been involved in other acts of gross abuse of human rights.
For her part, Olay Ceesay who is a sister to Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and a staunch advocate of justice for victims of Jammeh regime, the move is a first step of many in the quest for justice.
“Still a long way to go but there is light at the end of the tunnel”.
Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe disappeared in The Gambia during a visit in 2013 and were killed in pursuit of orders from long-term tyrant Yahya Jammeh who met his end in 2016 at the ballot box.