The apprehension of Edward Singhateh, the former Junta Vice Chairman has been confirmed by highly placed sources. Singhateh, who has been adversely mentioned at Gambia’s ongoing TRRC, arrived at the Banjul international airport about 02:49 hours on Saturday 12th October 2019. He flew with air piece. Security chiefs heading various units in the country were informed about his arrival. An advice was subsequently given for his immediate arrest and detention.
Mr. Singhateh is a lawyer by profession. He was processed and taken into state protective custody pending his TRRC appearance. He is now under the direct protection of the state.
It would be recalled that Edward Singhateh had been implicated in the murder of Ousman Koro Ceesay, the former Finance Minister.
Finance Minister Ceesay was allegedly murdered on June 22nd 1995. His remains were found in his burnt official car. He was from seeing off dictator Jammeh to the airport when he was murdered.
Singhateh was alleged to have been the main mastermind of Koro’s gruesome murder. He had also implicated in the mass execution of the November 11th alleged coupists.
The TRRC will resume its public sittings on Monday. Singhateh has been scheduled to appear and give evidence.