Tuesday, October 4

Darboe Says Family Will Demand Solo Sandeng’s Remains For Proper Burial

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By Buba Gagigo

The leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Lawyer Ousainu Darboe has said that his party would asked the late Solo Sandeng’s lawyers if they can get his corpse for a proper burial.

“We will talk to Solo’s Lawyers to see if we get his dead body for proper burial. We want to give him burial like any other Muslim. They buried him like a dog. But for us, we want to give him a proper Muslim burial. Solo is a good Muslim and this is observed even during our UDP tours. He read the Quran all the time. He needs to be given a proper Muslim burial,” he told Kerr Fatou on Thursday evening.

One of the daughters of the late Solo Sandeng also said they have started engaging the Ministry of Justice to get her father’s corpse.

After six years of his killing, the family of the late UDP supporter has finally got justice last Wednesday after Yankuba Badjie, ex-director of the NIA (1st accused); with his colleagues, Sheikh Omar Jeng, the ex-director of operations (3rd accused) Baboucarr Sallah (4th accused); Tamba Masirreh (7th accused); and Lamin Darboe (8th accused) were sentenced to death for the murder their loved one, Solo Sandeng in April 2016.

Similarly, Lamin Lang Sanyang, ex NIA medic is sentenced to 10-years in prison for making documents without authority and five years for forging the death certificate of the late Solo Sandeng.

However, Louis Gomez, ex-deputy director of the said agency (2nd accused) died in the course of the trial in the custody of the State; and Yusupha Jammeh, (5th accused person) was acquitted by the Court before the end of the trial upon the State’s application for his acquittal for lack of evidence to continue prosecuting him; and Haruna Suso (6th accused person) is discharged and acquitted on all counts and he shall be released.

The prosecution team was headed by Lawyer Antouman A.B. Gaye and the other lawyers in the team were Rachel Y. Mendy, Lamin S. Camara, Yassin Senghore and Combeh Gaye.

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