A team of forensic scientists have arrived in the Gambia to help identify the body of Ebrima Solo Sandeng, and other Gambians killed by the agents of the exiled Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou made the revelation during a news conference on Monday.

“I am also pleased to announce that over the past few weeks, I received a team of forensic scientists with the kind support of Justice Rapid Response, an international NGO working in the area of international criminal justice. The forensic scientists, in cooperation with the Gambia Police Force forensic unit, conducted examinations on the human remains that were exhumed sometime last year including the presumed remains of Solo Sandeng,” Tambadou said.

“Preliminary results have positively identified the remains as those of Solo Sandeng and three of the December 30th incident, ie, Njagga Jagne, Lamin Sanneh, and Alhaji Jaja Nyass. However, thse results are still subject to confirmation which we hope to receive soon,” he added.


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