Gambia: Supreme Islamic Council president sacked, official car seized

The president of Supreme Islamic Council, Mommodou Lamin Touray ,has been relieved of his duties with his official car seized.

The move followed a meeting between a group of religious leaders led by Mr Touray in which they urged president Jammeh to step down.

The president of The Gambia ,who has ruled with an iron fist for 21 years , lost elections to real estate developer Adama Barrow and conceded defeat only to repudiate his own words a week later calling for “fresh elections”.

Speaking to this medium, a family source who spoke on condition of strict confidentiality revealed: “I can confirm that he has been removed by the president. I can also confirm that his official car has been seized”.

Gunjur born and Saudi trained cleric , Mommodou Lamin Touray, had been perceived as subservient to political machinations of Yahya Jammeh who is accused of wide-spread human rights violations.

Written By Sainey Darboe

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