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Letters: Inconsistencies in Toufa’s claims

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Dear editor,

The inconsistencies in so-called Toufah’s rape allegation needs to be questioned.

Is there any DNA that supports her allegation? No DNA.

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Is there any evidence like video, audio or pictures that proves her allegation is factual? No.


In The New York Times she said after been raped she saw Jammeh sitting at a corner and her shocks on the ground, while in her press conference she said never ever saw her shocks up till now.


She also said in her press conference that she left the country 3 days after been raped, in The New York times she said she left the country 5 days after been raped.


She claimed despite the fact that she was injected she was able to shout for help, why was she injected then?

She said she had a Jola Sukula which she and her friends like so much, which means she frequently went to statehouse in order for her to support her allegation.


In The Gambia, Imams and Oustasses always converge at mosque’s to perform (nafila).

What were they doing at statehouse on that eve of Ramadan?

If Jammeh should sue her there is all possibly he may win the case based on her inconsistencies of previous interviews.


There will be heavy and catastrophic consequences if Jammeh is hurt or prosecuted. If we can’t learn from other nation then we are doom as a nation.

Thank you!!!






Foday Chorr

Protecting our turtles

Dear editor,

Four out of the seven species of sea turtles found in the world are present in The Gambia.

The most common species using the Gambia’s coastline for nesting is the Green Turtle.

All wildlife, including marine turtles are protected by Wildlife and Biodiversity Act, 2003.

It’s against the law to capture, kill or possess any trophies of Marine Turtle in Gambia without permission from the Department of Parks & Wildlife Management.

Over the past years the population of sea turtle has declined, causing some species to be listed as threatened and endangered species by IUCN.

The green turtles were very common on beaches of Brufut, Bijilo, Tanji Bato-Kunku, Tujereng, Sanyang, Gunjur, Kartong, Barra and Jinack.

But due to increased coastal development (hotels, factories, settlements and other tourism related activities) has contributed to decline in nesting sites along our coast.

Environmental problems such as coastal erosion, sand mining, marine pollution, by catch, egg poaching, illegal fishing and turtle meat trade has also contributed to their decline in population.

The beaches of Sanyang, Gunjur and Kartong are among few places in Gambia where marine turtles are nesting now.

Please help conserve our sea turtles!

Famara Drammeh

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