(JollofNews) – Gambia’s Justice Minister, Aboubacarr Tambadou, Monday said he shares concerns raised by Lawyer Amie Bensouda, over a possible in-camera hearing at the commission of inquiry probing allegations of corruption against former President Yahya Jammeh and his associates.
“It potentially sets a dangerous precedent,” Tambadou told journalists during a presser held at his office in Banjul.
Justice Minister’s reactions came in the wake of a request made at the commission of inquiry by a star witness, Muhammed Bazzi, a business tycoon whose financial dealings with former President Jammeh continue to generate headlines.
Mr Bazzi said he wants to give evidence in camera for his own personal safety.
But Mr Tambadou said: “If we allow in-camera proceedings in the commission
sittings it may open the floodgates. But we will have to respect and abide by whatever decision the commission may take.
Meanwhile, the mandate of the commission of inquiry has been extended from three to six months.