By Jane Nambi
President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia and the country’s former president, John Agyekum Kufour have been taken to the International Criminal Court of Justice over the murder of 33 people from Ghana.
The suit was filed by an International Human Rights Activist, Anthony Rau who said that the two president were accomplices to the murder of 33 Ghanaians in Gambia in 2005.
During a news conference in Accra on Monday, Mr. Rau said the erstwhile New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Kufour and Nana Akufo- Addo as Foreign Affairs Minister did little role to uncover the truth behind the murder of the Ghanaians. At the moment, Ghana is investigating the matter. “The courts have also started their investigation telling me that they have also heard the same thing so now they are investigating Jammeh, Kufour and Nana Addo. So please I am here today [Monday] to let Ghanaians know that if you are real and a good human rights activist you don’t have to be afraid to bring a sitting president to court.”
Mr. Rau stated that the three were dragged to court because they failed to fight the cause of the Ghanaians who were troubled in Gambia. “It is possible that anyone who is a president can be dragged to court.”