Gambia: Loum Admits Being Self sufficient Ogle for Alleged 2006 Coupists

Babou Loum, a resident of Barra and member of worn President Yahya Jammeh’s Green Boys (a personnel that claimed loyalty for Jammeh) the day gone by admitted earlier than the TRRC that he become once known as by Sgt. Ndure to change into the just glimpse for the March 2006 alleged coupists.

Explaining his involvement, Mr. Loum testified that in March 2006, unhurried Sgt. Ndure from the Serious Crimes Unit of The Gambia Police Drive known as him to change into an just glimpse to ticket the accused person’s commentary. Loum talked about he told Ndure that he become once now not a security officer but Ndure requested him to real slay it.

He added that he went to the NIA and found five militia men with AK-47 weapons, pronouncing before all the pieces, he become once afraid at the undercover agent of the weapons.

“I met Lamin Cham who known as an accused person and told him that I become once going to glimpse the writing of his commentary, which he agreed. I become once an just glimpse for Alieu Jobe, Fareng Sanyang, Bunja Darboe, Wassa Camara, Yahya Darboe, Tamsir Jasseh and others but I couldn’t retract them.”

He told the charge that he become once by no strategy paid for his companies as just glimpse. He added that it become once handiest Sgt. Ndure who gave him fare to walk attend to Barra.

The glimpse extra told the charge that after the incident, he become once known as at Justice Division to refund the money he primitive to expend on transportation. He talked about he become once given D250 as refund for his expenditure.

Loum, nonetheless, denied witnessing any torture or exercise of pressure on the accused persons to write their statements.

At that juncture, Counsel Faal told him that he become once allotment of those that led the witch hunters to Barra and he become once working and perilous of us as an NIA agent. On the opposite hand, the glimpse denied main the witch hunters but even supposing he become once now not an NIA agent, he primitive to impart data to the NIA, if he view it’ll very well be wicked to the nation.

He extra admitted signing 32 statements for 12 accused persons and had been a glimpse in court lawsuits from 2006 to 2012.

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