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Gov’t urged to deport controversial preacher

By Omar Bah

A group of Gambians living abroad led by Musa Koteh better known as ‘King Sport’ the founder of ‘3 Years Jotna’, has urged the government to facilitate the deportation of a controversial Casamance Islamic preacher.

Musa Saidy, who has gained infamy for his overzealous preaching, has recorded several audios attacking the community of sheriffs, politicians, 3 Years Jotna executive and recently Rawdatul Majaalis.

In his latest audio, the Tujereng-based preacher said members of the Rawdatul Majaalis are hypocrites and branded the Ahmadis as nonbelievers. Saidy called on President Barrow to be tough on Gambians who insult him and urged all Gambian imams not to vote for the UDP in December. He said all genuine Gambians should vote for President Barrow. 

These comments, Mr Koteh said, can incite violence and strive in the country.

“We have started mobilising funds and we are going to follow the right channels to get him deported. I heard him claiming that he has all the Gambian documents and no one is more Gambian than him but we will prove to him that he is not a Gambian. We appreciate all foreign citizens living in The Gambia but we will not, under any circumstances, allow anyone to destabilise this country. Enough is enough,” he told The Standard.

Mr Koteh said the group is going to officially write to the government to facilitate the necessary documentation for him to be deported to his native Casamance.

“We will give the government an ultimatum to facilitate his deportation or else we will drag them to court. We have a lot of proofs that the government cannot but act accordingly. We hope the government will listen to us. We have about 235 people who have already contributed monies and all the contributions are done by Gambians in Europe, Asia, and America,” he said.

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