Monday, June 5, 2023

YANKUBA TOURAY: Complaint for Ex-Army Lieutenant’s Arrest Came from Justice Ministry – Sankareh

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Ebrima Sankareh on Sunday said the government will not under any circumstances condone any attempt by anybody to interfere with the TRRC’s operations.

The government spokesperson stated this while confirming the arrest and detention by police of Yankuba Touray.

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Touray, a former army lieutenant and a founding member of the AFPRC governing council, was arrested and detained by police on Saturday.

“Yankuba Touray’s arrest follows a complaint by the Ministry of Justice over concerns expressed by the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that the subject was either attempting to tamper or interfering with its witness, ex-army Sergeant, Alagie Kanyi, or attempting to pervert the cause of justice by concealing evidence that could potentially incriminate him and junta colleagues in alleged atrocities and extra-judicial executions meted out to citizens while in power,” Sankareh said in a statement on Sunday.

According Sankareh, faces criminal charges under Section 36(a)(b) of TRRC Act, 2017.

Touray faces up to three years in jail should the police charge him and press ahead with his prosecution.

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