Edward Singhatey Set for TRRC Appearance on Monday as He Arrives in Gambia
Update: 12/10/19 8:55pm
The TRRC has made an official statement via their Facebook page. According to the page Edward Singhatey will not be appearing before the TRRC on Monday, October 14th. However, he is expected to appear sometime during the week.
A reliable source has confirmed to The Chronicle that the former Junta Vice-Chairperson, Edward Singhatey, has arrived in Banjul on Friday evening and is set to appear before the Truth, Reconciliation and Raparations Commission (TRRC) on Monday.
Singhatey is one of alleged perpetrators who has been adversely mentioned in several human rights violations including the killing of the former Finance Minister, Ousman Koro Ceesay, in 1995. He is also consistently mentioned in the extra-judicial killings of soldiers on November 11th, 1994, following allegations of a coup plot against the junta administration.
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According to our source, Singhatey returned voluntarily to testify on the human rights abuses he allegedly carried out.
Edward became Vice-Chairman of the military transitional government led by former Chairman and later, the president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh. He succeeded Sana B. Sabally who was arrested just about seven months into the transitional government and later jailed for nine years. Sana had earlier testified before the TRRC where he accused the junta leaders of subjecting him to different kinds of torture including forcing him to eat his own excretion.
Singhatey is expected to appear before the TRRC at 10 am on Monday, October 14th.