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Breaking News: Gen. Tamba and co Faces death penalty

TAMBA AND CO TO FACE DEATH PENALTY!!!!

Gen. Tamba And Others To Die Through Death Sentence

Families could be seen crying, as the high court in Banjul Thursday sentenced former army chief of staff Major General Lang Tombong Tamba and others to death.  The court ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond all reasonable doubts and therefore ordered for the killing of the death row army coupists. In what appeared to be months of legal wrangling in Banjul has came to an end. The high court refused to entertain numerous pleas made by the lawyers of the convicts to tamper justice with mercy. It went ahead to sentence the accused persons to death.

Human rights Lawyer Assan Martin described the judgment as unfortunate. He said all the accused persons have been sentenced to death. He said the defence is going to contest the judgment.

“ The defence is going to appeal against the judgment. This is a sad for The Gambia,”he said.

The nine convicts are: Major General Lang Tombon Tamba, Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, Colonel Lamin BO Badjie, Lieutenant Colonel Kawsu Camara (alias Bombardier), Modou Gaye, the former deputy Inspector General of Police, Gibrile Ngorr Secka, Abdoulie Joof (alias Lie Joof), Yousef Ezziden (alias Rambo) and Omar Camara.

The convicts were charged with the following offences:Count one: conspiracy to commit treason contrary to Section 35(l) (G) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume lll Laws of The Gambia 1990. The particulars of offence states that the former chief of Defence staff, Lt General Langtombong Tamba, Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, Colonel Lamin BO Badjie, Lt Colonel Kawsu Camara, ex-deputy Inspector General of Police Modou Gaye, Gibril Ngorr Secka, Abdoulie Joof, Yousef Ezziden (alias Rambo) and others now at large on diverse dates between 1st January and 19th December 2009 at Bijilo and other places, conspired to stage a coup d’ etat  and overthrow the president, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh and the democratically elected government of the Republic of The Gambia by force of arms.

Count two: Treason contrary to Section 35 (l) (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 10 Volume lll Laws of The Gambia 1990. The particulars of offence stated that the ten aforementioned persons and others now at large on diverse dates between 1st January and 19th December 2009, procured arms and ammunition, equipment and mercenaries from Guinea Conakry and other places to stage a Coup d
’ etat and overthrow the president and the democratically elected government of the Republic of The Gambia.

Lastly the statement of offence in count three:
Treason contrary to Section 35 (l) (d) of the Criminal Code Cap 10, Volume lll Laws of The Gambia. The particulars of offence stated that Lt General Langtombong Tamba, Brigadier General Ndure Cham, Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, Colonel Lamin BO Badjie, Lt Colonel Kawsu Camara, ex-deputy Inspector General of Police Modou Gaye, Gibril Ngorr Secka, Abdoulie Joof, Yousef Ezziden (alias Rambo) Omar Camara and others now at large on diverse dates between 1st January and 19th December 2009 procured arms and ammunition, equipment and mercenaries from Guinea Conakry and other places to stage a Coup d
’ etat and overthrow the president, Sheikh Professor Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh and the democratically elected government of the Republic of The Gambia.


Former chief of Defence Staff, Langtombong Tamba and BO Badjie were among other things assigned the role of purchasing the equipment such as vehicles, arms, ammunition, hire personnel and effect assault on The Gambia from Guinea Bissau so as to actualise the coup plot.

To actualise the coup plot, all the accused persons attended the meetings for that purpose at Langtombong Tamba
’s houses on various dates between 1st of January and 19th December 2009.

Langtombong Tamba and BO Badjie invited one Rui Jabbi Gassama to The Gambia from Guinea Bissau and paid him staggering amounts of money to purchase for them arms and ammunition, as well as a ship to convey the arms to The Gambia for the purpose of the assault.
He (Rui Jabbi Gassama) was also assigned to train dissident persons in Guinea Bissau for the accused persons to launch an assault on The Gambia. The Ship was priced by Rui Jabbi Gassama on the instruction of Lang tombong Tamba and BO Badjie and all the accused persons.

Lt Colonel Kawsu Camara was assigned the role of intriguing at the Kanilai Farms for the purpose of knowing when and if the president would be there so that he could be assaulted by the coup plotters. All the accused persons were engaged in a network of spying, gathering information, buying and reselling prohibited drugs for the purpose of actualising the coup plot.

The accused persons also hired one Ebrima Marreh to spy out weak spots in the defences of The Gambia especially in the military barracks for the purpose of actualising the coup plot.

For more on this story, please stay tuned.


Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 (Archive on Tuesday, August 31, 2010)
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