Yahya Jammeh

Gambian police will continue exhuming bodies buried in secret graves across the country and who are believed to be victims of former president Yahya Jammeh, Crime Management Coordinator Baboucarr Sarr said on Tuesday.

“Major Crime Unit is charged with investigation into the atrocities of the former President Yahya Jammeh,” Sarr told a press conference held at police headquarters in Banjul. “We have started the investigation after receiving an execute instruction that all the people who have their relatives missing for a period of time and their relatives reported it to the police for investigation,” he said.

He said the first case they started with is Ebrima Solo Sandeng, the political activist who was killed last year after leading a protest calling for electoral reform. “We have 7 cases in which we have a lead so far. Exhumation have been conducted in one of them and we are also on a move to exhume some other places in the near future. We now have about ten suspects who are under custody and are helping us in our investigations,” Sarr told journalists. He said the total exhumed bodies are four, including Solo Sandeng. Most of the suspects in the custody are the Jammeh’s special killers commonly known as junjulars some of whom are members of the Armed Forces, said Sarr.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh