The foreign Nationals arrested in The Gambia on cocaine related trafficking charges, might have hands in the bunkers built in Kanilai, the home village of President Jammeh, and the State House in Banjul respectively.
There is a multimillion dollar bunker situated in the Presidential villas. These are top state secrets privy to few people in Banjul. It is time to declassify Jammeh’s treacherous and evil projects aimed at pursuing his personal interest to the expense of the suffering nation.
The Bunker in Banjul had an exist point close to the Banjul sea—which connects to the Atlantic Ocean. These bunkers were built well before the emergence of the one recently uncovered in Bonto by the National Drug Enforcement Agency, alongside with its British intelligence counterparts.
That was one of the reasons why the State House fence was extended.
The President uses the Kanilai and Banjul bunkers for different reasons: First and foremost, during his late night shuttles between Banjul and Kanilai, the President used his speed boat—which is very similar to the one recently confiscated from the cocaine traffickers to commute to the city in Banjul.
He travelled by boat from Bintang, in the Fonis, and docked at the State House Bunker in Banjul.
Secondly, highly placed sources within the President’s office said the Bunker is also being used to traffic dangerous arms into the State House, and Kanilai.
The following classifications of arms and ammunitions are smuggled through the State House bunker: AK 47 rifles, Rocket launchers, Ammo tanks, anti aircraft missiles, revolver silencers, and so forth.
A good number of these arms had been moved to Kanilai, where they are stored at a hidden location. There are few arms at the State House in Banjul.
Banjul is being used as an arm trafficking route, said the state house official, who spoke with me on conditions of strict anonymity.
In the event of a security attack, the State Guards would need a backup from Kanilai—to help stabilize the situation.
The President wants to have direct supervision of the arms—as he spent greater part of his time in Kanilai, where the arms are concealed.
The good news is that the State House bunker would preempt future attackers, or mutineers from getting hold of Jammeh.
The bunker has been designed in such a way that it can accommodate Jammeh, his family and guards for a long period of time without having the worry of safety related issues.
There is no evidence available that Jammeh is using these bunkers to traffic cocaine into the country, but dependable sources said arms, and humans are being trafficked through the bunker.
The British investigators in Banjul can do their own research on this to authenticate our reportage of national matters. We have nothing to gain to implicate Jammeh. Our is to report the truth and nothing but the truth.
Thirdly, the President also conducts his secret meetings in these bunkers with his hit squad.
Each time, he Jammeh wants to have political opponents dead, burglarized institutions, plants evidence against perceived political rivals, or other dirty state errands—that’s where he meets with his thugs in uniform.
Jammeh represents evil and he can’t dispute these foregoing facts adduced here.
We Salute The American Ambassador To The Gambia!
The other day, I watched The United States Ambassador to The Gambia Barry Wells on GRTS—commenting on America’s July 4th independence celebrations.
The Ambassador, who billed guests at his Fajara residence—in observance of the America holiday, hailed President Jammeh’s recent declaration for his Government’s zero tolerance against drug trafficking.
The US Envoy was pleased with Gambia’s efforts to combat the global drug menace—most importantly the recent one billion cocaine bust by Gambia’s anti narcotic officials in collaboration with their British counterparts.
The Ambassador went as far as reaffirming Washington’s commitment to compliment Banjul’s efforts to fight drug trafficking in the region.
We hope the Ambassador would convince policymakers in Washington to have the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to help in the Banjul cocaine catch investigations.
This is a big cocaine bust which requires the intervention of the FBI. Perhaps, the FBI can help investigate the individuals associated with the company that was licensed to operate in The Gambia, with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to book.
It is commendable on the side of Mr. Jammeh to declare zero tolerance against drug trafficking, but the truth be told, we need actions than mere empty rhetorics.
Jammeh has a history of cheap claims and false promises without deliverance.
It is in evidence that Mr. Jammeh’s name has been associated with the cocaine trade.
Former state star witness Sillaba Samateh had on numerous occasions mentioned Jammeh’s name in court—IE (his cocaine business deals) with the President.
That’s one of the reason why the former police chief Essa Badjie, and co have been charged with sedition.
They have been accused of smearing the image of the head of state—in that Mr. Jammeh has been accused by Badjie and his co accused persons of trafficking cocaine in the region.
These are important leads that needs to be pursued by British and America investigators.
For now, it is imperative to give Mr. Jammeh the benefit of the doubt—until such a time that the Gambia/Britain joint investigations complete.
At the same time, we must hasten to add that we have strong reservations against the state’s move to charge the cocaine traffickers without publishing the outcome of the said investigations.
The Gambian public reserves the right to know what entails in that investigative report.
Judging from the available information accessible to the press so far, the state rushed to court without waiting for the outcome of the investigations.
That’s why the case was withdrawn and referred to the Attorney General Chambers for further legal advice.
Cases of such nature, must be forwarded to the AG Chambers for legal opinion before rushing to court with “half-truth” charges without substance.
It appears that this was a total miscalculation on the side of the police to charge these people without seeking legal opinion from the state law offices.
The recent withdrawal of the cocaine case raises more doubts in minds of Gambians and friends of The Gambia.
One is left to conclude that there are some “big fishes” in Banjul implicated in this seemingly international cocaine ring.
Justice should not only be seen to be done in this matter, but fully dispensed without prejudice. The rule of law must take its cause in the interest of justice and fair play.
We rest our case!
July 06, 2010