Yankuba Touray Charged, Bailed Over Alleged TRRC Witness Tampering
A former military junta member, Yankuba Touray has been charged at Kanifing Magistrate Court with tampering of TRRC evidence.
He was arrested Saturday morning after Alagie Kanyi, a former army corporal told the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Thursday that Touray rang him and urged him ‘not to mind the TRRC’. Reports say Touray was awaiting his own TRRC appearance when he made the call to Kanyi.
Appearing before Principal magistrate Isatou Janneh Njie, the former army captain denied any wrongdoing.
He was granted bail after a bail request by his lawyer, Abdoulie Touray. Under the bail condition, he’s barred from leaving the country and restrained from any interference with proceedings of the TRRC.
According to Section 36 of the TRRC Act, “any person who threatens or interferes with an informant or a witness, or willfully obstructs or otherwise interferes with work of the Commission in the discharge of its functions, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one million dalasis or to imprisonment not exceeding three years or both a fine and imprisonment.”