Even as he battles for survival at the intensive care unit, Jammeh’s mercenary judge is still anxiously waiting to hang journalist Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay as if she is not a woman. Our society expects a woman to exercise mercy in whatever she does. But who is blaming a judge who has been hired to serve only one man’s interest? A judge who has his/her hands tied! Justice Simon Abi, who currently presides over Mr. Ceesay’s case, denied him bail citing flimsy excuses. As if she has no blood in her veins. Justice Abi ruled that Alagie’s appalling health was not an important factor to grant bail to a man who has been remanded for over 200 days. This was the fourth time that Alagie would be denied his constitutional right to secure bail. Justice Abi was following in the footsteps of Justice Balarabe and Magistrate Momodou Jallow. All these people sold their soul to the Kanilai Satan who has been swinging justice dispensation in his favour. But we have seen how the same Satan had used and abused people from all walks of life in the past only to trap and hang them when they outlived their usefulness. The case of jailed former Chief Justice Joseph Wowo is one good example.
Alagie has been slapped with seven counts of sedition, stemming from an electronic photo message the accused had reportedly sent to his girl friend. President Jammeh is being gun-pointed in the said photo, prosecutors alleged. No law exists in the books that denies people accused of sedition bail. But Alagie’s case is treated differently simply because Yahya Jammeh has personal interest in it. This is why judges cannot dispense justice with free hands. We are not therefore surprised that Justice Abi is in a hurry to nail the coffin. Instead of adjourning the case until she confirms the medical condition of Alagie Ceesay, Justice Abi set the next sitting to March 15. Will Justice Abi order Alagie to appear before her court while still on his hospital bed? She will definitely do so to satisfy Satanic President.
As colleagues in the media, we stand tall with Alagie Ceesay and his family as they go through unbearable pains. Our message to Jammeh and members of his criminal enterprise is to stop their endless bullying. A government that cannot explain or investigate the death of a trade union leader has betrayed the trust and confidence of its people. Mr. President, don’t you think of a day you will cease to be president or exist.
This is what happens when a society does not come together to take care of injustice. Belligerent governments will break us into small pieces and start trampling on our rights. This young man’s case is a classic example of injustice. I really pity him and the family and pray for his excellent health. When shall he recover?
Alagie is a victim of brutality period. These mercenary judges should know they are being watched. Shame on them for selling their soul to the Devil.
This has always been my contention in this national predicament we found ourselves in as a country.
The average Gambian citizen does not care what happens to his neighbour or countryman as long as he is not affected directly. The monster knows this and uses it to his advantage.
This editor, myself and many alike are victims of the same injustice and brutality and had been forced out of the country to save their lives.
As long as the average people remain unconcerned about the sufferings of the individuals, no one will be immuned from it and we will all continue to pay the price with our lives and blood while the criminal perpetuates himself in power.
Absolutely true….Even worse is the fact that religious leaders, parents, uncles, co-workers (you name it) are kidnapped, either in broad daylight or late hours, without anyone raising as much as a finger….
Meanwhile, people who have been abused, illegally detained and/or tortured and later released without charge or humiated with bogus charges before being “forgiven”, form delegations to “thank” their abductor and shower him with endless praises…rather than being enraged and demanding explanations and justice…
You just cannot get your head round what is happening in The Gambia…We are the biggest part of the problem…
I concur fully with the aforementioned comments.
But then I ask myself why haven’t we created a GoFundMe for alagie Ceesay? Why haven’t associations like youth for Gambia take up the issue – Analog kartong youths- and set up a GoFundMe account?
Less we take some action here, alagie will die and we must be held equally guilty for collusion in the never ending impunity enterprise plaqueing our country.
@Alimatou would say, ‘this is what happens when a society does not come together to take care of injustice’ when instead I will say; this is what happens when a country’s people fail to realise the weakness of their multi-cultural beliefs and myths that frail around them. Remembering back home, now I know that our concept of charity (donations) is misguided in most mindsets and charity even becomes a form of exhibition, supersticious intentions and name making thus, praisers.I may not be taken seriously but I believe our mindsets shoots from our numerous cultures, traditions and beliefs which in most part, served to differenciate and confuse, also, our understanding of faiths in script.
Hope the Go-Fund-me for Alagie initiates as soon as possible because nothing terrifies like what the young man is going through. May Allah/God watch over his life and health.
To write; ‘ the frailness of the myths around them’