Police Charged General Badjie, 2 Others with the unlawful killings of Journalist Hydara, 2 Gambian-US Citizens

General Saul Badjie with Ex President Jammeh.Both Jammeh and Badjie were found liable by the Truth Commission for various crimes ranging from unlawful killings, murder, torture, and sexual violence.

Police Prosecutors in Banjul have indicted General Saul Badjie, former top Military aide to Ex-President Jammeh, and two other alleged Junglars with the Murder of Veteran journalist Deyda Hydara, the killing of the two Gambian U.S citizens among other serious crimes, The Alkamba Times can authoritatively report.

General Saul Badjie, Major Landing Tamba, and Warrant Officer Musa Badjie are currently detained at the Mile Two Central Prison in Banjul, awaiting the court appearance.
General Badjie and the two other alleged Junglars were arrested by personnel of the Military Police of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) on Monday.  They returned from Equatorial Guinea two weeks after the presidential election in The Gambia.

A source who is familiar with the matter and wishes to speak to The Alkamba Times on the condition of anonymity confirmed the development.

Our source further added: “General Badjie and the two other suspects are also charged with the death of Elo Jallow, unlawful killing of Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, burning down of Independent Newspaper and application of concoctions on so many Gambians among others.”

Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie and the 14 others, who recently returned from Equatorial Guinea, were in exile with former president Yahya Jammeh since 2017. They were taken into custody by the Gambian authorities and lodged at an unknown place as they were being processed upon return.

However, it’s not clear whether Gen. Badjie and the two Junglers would be tried by Court Martial or the High Court of The Gambia.

The Truth Commission findings revealed that Badjie, Jammeh, and others unlawfully killed Mamut Ceesay, Ebou Jobe, Ndure Cham, Ello Jallow, Mustapha Colley, Tumani Jallow, and Abdoulie Jallow.

“Yahya Jammeh, Yankuba Badjie, Gen. Saul Badjie, Major Nuha Badjie, Capt. Momodou Jarju (Rambo), Lt. Mustapha Sanneh, Lt. Michael Jatta, WO2 Fansu Nyabally, WO2 Pa Sanneh, Staff Sgt. Amadou Badjie, Staff Sgt. Sulayman Sambou, Staff Sgt. Malick Manga, Staff Sgt. Omar Jallow (Oya) Lt. Michael Correa and Corporal Saikouba Jarju are responsible for the unlawful killing of Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe.

“Yahya Jammeh, Yankuba Badgie, Gen. Saul Badgie, Lt. Col. Nuha Badjie, Capt. Momodou Jarjue (Rambo), Staff Sgt. Omar Jallow (Oya), Staff Sgt. Malick Manga Staff Sgt. Sulayman Sambou and Staff Sgt. Saikouba Jarju is responsible for the unlawful killing of Ndure Cham.

“Yahya Jammeh, Gen. Sulayman Badjie, and Bora Colley bear joint responsibility for the killing of Ello Jallow. Yahya Jammeh, Gen. Saul Badjie, Nuha Badjie, Mustapha Sanneh, Momodou Jarjue (Rambo) , Nfansu Nyabally, Omar Jallow (Oya) and Sulayman Sambou are responsible for the murder of Mustapha Colley.”

” Yahya Jammeh, Gen. Saul Badjie, Sheikh Omar Jeng, Lt Col. Nuha Badjie, Major Momodou Jarjue (Rambo), Capt. Mustapha Sanneh, Capt. Michael Jatta, WO2. Fansu Nyabally, WO2. Malick Manga, Staff Sgt Sulayman Sambou. Sgt Omar Jallow (Oya), Staff Sgt Amadou Badjie, Major Sanna Manjang, and Corporal Saikouba Jarju are responsible for the unlawful killing of Tumani Jallow and Abdoulie,” the commission said in its report submitted to President Adama Barrow in November and made public in December 2021.


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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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