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‘Momodou Soma Jobe should face TRRC over UDP Basse ambush’

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By Omar Bah

 

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President Adama Barrow’s deputy political adviser has said former LRR governor, Momodou Soma Jobe, should appear before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission over the UDP Basse ambush that led to the death of one Alieu Njie.

Speaking in an audio shared with The Standard, Dodou Sanno said Jobe, who is now the United Democratic Party deputy campaign manager for Lower River Region, should face justice for his role in the ambush.

Sanno was reacting to Jobe’s criticism of President Adama Barrow and the country’s security forces.

In a recorded audio, Jobe’s urged the security forces not to take unlawful orders from anybody.

“You should learn from the TRRC. You have to learn your lessons because in 2021 there will be no mercy for any brutal security officers. You have to learn from your fellow military officers in Belarus. You should not take orders from your incompetent SIS director and IGP,” Jobe said.

Jobe said President Adama Barrow doesn’t have the technical knowhow to take the country anywhere.

Sanno however said people like Momodou Soma Jobe should shut up and repent.

“I remember when the court transferred our case to Banjul, he (Jobe) loaded the truck we were on with petrol gallons just to make life uncomfortable for us. It was the same security forces he is caricaturing who brought a chair for Ousainu Darboe and asked him to sit on it,” he alleged.

The presidential adviser said he cannot understand why UDP should allow people like Soma Jobe in their party.

“This is someone who wanted to kill Ousainu Darboe and the entire UDP. Really people like Soma Jobe should be ashamed of talking just for the sake of talking or because they have freedom to do so,” he added.

Sanno alleged that when Jobe knew the UDP had already departed for their meetings in Basse, he sent his men to Gambisara to inform the villagers that they were sent by Ousainu Darboe to inform them of the cancelation of the meeting.

“After he went to the bridge to set the ambush with some Sierra Leonean refugees who were former rebels to kill us. I want to call on the UDP to dismiss this man,” he alleged.

 

ID Cards

Sanno denied giving D5 million to one Wassa Sowe to secure ID Cards for non-Gambians in Farafenni on behalf of President Barrow, arguing that the NPP will never do such a thing.

Turning to the president’s critics in the diaspora, Sanno added: “The successful Gambians in the diaspora will never have ill-conceived minds against The Gambia. It is only those who are unsuccessful and don’t even have a place to call home who are calling for trouble in this country.”

 

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