By Baba Sillah
The family of the late Ousman Koro Ceesay, a former Finance Minister under the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, has called on the new government to launch an inquiry into his mysterious death and brought the culprits to justice, The Standard has learned.
Mr Ceesay died on June 23, 1995 as the Finance Minister under AFPRC regime in mysterious circumstances when his incinerated body was found inside his burnt official vehicle near Jambur village.
The family claimed that despite the fact that Koro was a serving cabinet minister at the time, no member of his family was spoken to by any member of the security forces nor were they informed about any police investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
The petition, which is signed by fourteen members of the family and sent to the Ministry of Interior, demands the new government to immediately launch an inquiry into Koro Ceesay’s death so as to know the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice.
In the petition, the family said it is their view that such monumental abdication of state responsibility can only lead to strong suspicion of foul play and consequently the family members demand that the new coalition government initiate an urgent investigation into his death so as to know the truth, hold any guilty party to account and bring about a long awaited closure for the whole family.