Families ask gov’t to return exhumed bodies


By Tabora Bojang

Families of the late Lamin Sanneh, Njaga Jagne and Jaja Nyass have urged the Gambia government to return the exhumed bodies of their love ones for proper burial.

Speaking at the memorial service of the victims held at the UTG law faculty in Kanifing Bai Malleh Jagne said whereas they appreciate the commitment of the new government in moving quickly to identify the secret graves and exhuming bodies, they will further want good information about the exhumed bodies.
“We would like to have them and arrange proper burial rites for them. I keep on calming the anxiety of my mum who keeps asking me when government will hand over the dead body of our love one? I am sure government is doing something but we just need to be informed from time to know how the process in done,” he said.


Mamudou Sanneh, a relative of the late Jaja Nyass added his voice to the calls on government to inform the families of the next line of action regarding the dead bodies.
A similar appeal was made by Meta Njie mother of late Lamin Sanneh.
Meanwhile Muhammed Sandeng, the son of the late Solo Sandeng said he and his family too need updates on the investigations and any information dealing with the exhumed dead body of Solo Sandeng.