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I WAS BETRAYED AFTER SERVING THE ARMY FOR OVER 20 YEARS: TRRC WITNESS SAYS

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Modou Lamin Bah an orderly to Ex CDS Baboucarr Jatta of the AFPRC junta government on Tuesday the 26th of March 2019 appeared before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation commission to express his dissatisfaction as to how the government reinstated some soldiers who were dismissed by the former government.

The witness told the council that his dismissal was as a result of General Lang Tombong Tamba’s interference to a drug case he was investigating .He explained that while he was on duties at the military police unit, he received a call from a civilian who informed him about a drug case. He said he first of all filed the report and he then decided to go to the place with one of his juniors at the army where the suspects were lodged in Kololi to arrest them,but to their own dismay all the suspects escaped.

Upon their arrival at the camp, two soldiers namely Babucarr Bah and Captain Borra Colley were sent by General Lang Tombong Tamba to arrest him, as he was alleged to have received the sum of $22,000 Euros in an alleged drug case from one Mr. Mahmud Ceesay.

Mr. Bah told the council that two reports were made by the investigators but the reports did not tally, one of the reports stated that he shot the complainant who was receiving treatment at the then Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) whereas the other stated that there was no shot made. He said the case was sent for re-investigation because of the controversies in the reports and he was assured by General Kuluteh Manneh that he was going to look into the case.

The witness said even as he speaks some of his colleagues are currently serving in the army, he told the council that he has written appeals to the army but to no avail, this he said is unfair and that he does not know where to pick up from here.

 

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