Gambia’s Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy’s is one of the most vicious characters in the Jammeh administration. Her so called charming outlook and smiles is deceptive. One should not be mistaken to think that such attributes represent Isatou’s true character. Nope! She is a witch. She has used many public officials for her secret fights only for her to dump them. The former Justice Minister Lamin Jobarteh is one of them. Jobarteh’s case should serve as a reminder to all public officials looking up to Isatou as their savior in the event they ran into trouble with the Kanilai jester. Isatou will never come to your aid. Get that!
Lamin Jobarteh’s family felt that Isatou Njie Saidy used their loved one for her own selfish interest. They are openly complaining.
It was Isatou’s decision that Lamin Jobarteh should use his connections in the Central River Region and at the NIA to arraign Editor Pa Nderry M’Bai’s family on GRTS in an attempt to avenge the embarrassing prank call Editor M’Bai made to her, when she visited the US to Deputize Jammeh at the UN Summit. Jobarteh agreed and asked his brother, a police detective, at Bansang to travel with the GRTS crew at Editor M’Bai’s home village.
Few months after Editor M’Bai’s parents were arraigned before GRTS, the Freedom Editor prank the former Justice Minister Lamin Jobarteh. Jobarteh even agreed to repeal some of the draconian laws he passed while in office on condition that if the caller offers him some millions of dollars.
Mr. Jobarteh was not immediately fired after soliciting money from an unknown caller. He was fired months later. He was subsequently charged and convicted on an unrelated offenses different from the prank call bribery solicitation.
While Lamin Jobarteh was under state custody, his family sent a delegation to Isatou Njie Saidy, to plead with her, to use her office to help free the detained former Justice Minister. Isatou Njie Saidy flatly refused to come to Jobarteh’s aid. She even tried to avoid the family. And this was the very lady, who assigned Jobarteh to go after the family of the Freedom Editor.
Jobarteh received a message while in jail that the devilish lady, he helped to wage a war against Editor Pa Nderry M’Bai’s family refused to entertain a request to plead on his behalf for Jammeh to free him.
We were told that Lamin Jobarteh, has even regretted conspiring with Isatou Njie Saidy to fight the Freedom Editor. He couldn’t believe that the VP would abandon him in times of need. Jobarteh opines that if he had not conspired with Isatou to wage a war against the Freedom Editor, he wouldn’t have suffered such a predicament in the hands of Jammeh, our source said. What a fool? Isatou is still kissing Jammeh’s ass, while the sorry Lamin Jobarteh is suffering. This is the price of being a puppet.
Public Servants watch your back. Isatou Njie Saidy, is self centered. She careless about about the folks, who came to her aid during her secret fights against Gambians. To say that she is ungrateful, is an understatement.