The Gambian Justice Ministry has charged the former Junta Local government Minister Yankuba Touray, with contempt, an official of Gambia’s Justice Ministry tells Freedom Newspaper. Touray is due to appear in court on Tuesday, the official added.
This followed Touray’s refusal to testify before the TRRC. Touray had invoked constitutional immunity to justify his refusal to give evidence. He claimed that he had been indemnified by the 1997 constitution.
The Justice Ministry official says Touray had treated the TRRC with disrespect and utter contempt; hence which led to an additional to be filed in court. The official maintained that Touray will appear court on Tuesday to face more charges.
It is not clear if Yankuba Touray will budge and tell onto himself. There is mounting pressure on the former Junta Minister. He has been slammed with additional charges. He risked facing life imprisonment if found guilty on the murder charges brought against him by the state.