By Omar Bah
The spokesperson of the Gambia National Army, Major Lamin Sanyang has confirmed to The Standard yesterday that the Ministry of Justice recommended for the army to sack Lamin Colley, a TRRC witness who confessed accidentally killing Sgt. Fafa Nyang.
“It is the Ministry of Justice who recommended for him to be sacked and I think his sacking has to do with his testimony at the TRRC,” PRO Sanyang told The Standard.
The former army medic implicated in the November 11 killings of soldiers was dismissed from the military on Wednesday.
Colley appeared before the Commission barely a month ago to give testimony in relation to November 11, 1994 killing of two dozen soldiers who were executed for reportedly planning a coup against the military rulers who took over power under the leadership of Yahya Jammeh.
Several witnesses before the Commission alleged that Colley killed Nyang deliberately. However, during his testimony, Colley who is an army medic, said he was only trying to help when his AK47 accidentally discharged on Nyang’s head. The bullet, according to Colley, went into his left jaw.