Ebrima Marreh, the star witness in the Lang Tombong and co treason trial, has been taken into custody by the Gambian police. Mr. Marreh was arrested on Thursday. He is currently held at an undisclosed location. “ He was arrested yesterday. For now, I will keep the location of his detention because, I have to,” said our source.
It would be recalled that Ebrima Marreh and Rui Jabbi Gassama were placed under house arrest during the trial of the former CDS Lang Tombong Tamba and co. Shortly after the conviction of Tamba and his co accused persons, the duo were remanded at the Janjangbureh prison. They got released shortly after the fall of Jammeh.
“ He was released in January 2017 by the new government. Since then, he has been living quietly in Fajikunda, but recent intelligence suggested that he has been involved in drugs and also suspected of having a short gun in his possession,” said our source.
“ Ebrima Marreh was released the same date with Rui Jabbi Gassama. He is now back in state nets,” our source added.
Ebrima Marreh and Rui Jabbia Gassama were reportedly paid by the exiled Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to lie in court in order to secure a conviction against Lang and co. The late Benedict Jammeh was tasked to coordinate the payment of the hired witnesses to fabricate evidence against the former army Chief of Defense Staff Lang Tombong Tamba and his co accused persons. Mr. Tamba and co were later granted pardon by Jammeh after serving some years in jail.
From: Freedom Newspaper