Below we produce the allocutus The leader of the biggest opposition party, Ousainou Darboe was not allowed to make upon conviction. Darboe and seventeen others are all sentenced to three years for a peaceful protest demanding that Solo Sandeng be produced by the state dead or alive. Solo and a hand full of protesters took to the streets on April 14 and were later arrested and detained at the NIA headquarters in Banjul. Few days after their detention, word came out that Solo was tortured to death which prompted Darboe and members of The UDP executive to take to the streets demanding for Solo dead or alive.
Journalist Ebrima Sillah stated on his Facebook that if Darboe was allowed to make his allocutus, it would have choked the conscience of the Nigerian mercenary judge who blatantly sentenced UDP officials and militants without due regard to the law.