Martin Kyere to testify against Bai Lowe in a German court
Martin Kyere, one of the survivors of the Gambia massacre will testify against Bai Lowe in a German court.
Following the act of barbarism which saw the killing of some 44 Ghanaians in the Gambia in 2005,a sole survivor is set to testify against Lowe, one of the pepertuators. Martin Kyere will be testifying against Bai Lowe, an alleged perpetrator of the heinous crime against humanity before a German Presiding Court Judge, Ralf Günther. Lowe, who was reportedly arrested in Hanover, Germany, in March, 2021under the International Criminal Law Principle, the law of Universal jurisdiction. Three counts of murder, attempted murder, and crime against humanity were preferred against him. In a joint press release by the Center for Democratic Development-Ghana(CDD-Ghana), Media Foundation for West Africa(MFWA), Amnesty International(AI), HRAC, CHRI, Jammeh to Justice and the African Center for International Law and Accountability demanding the expediting of the case. Martin Kyere gracefully jumped from a moving vehicle that was transporting Ghanaians and other West African migrants to the point of execution. It is expected to be substantiated beyond all reasonable doubts that Lowe, being a part of 2005 dehumanizing massacre of African migrants. Pursuant to his alleged involvement, Lowe is said to have left the Gambian to seek asylum in Germany but was arrested in Hanover, Germany. Lowe was reported to have told Freedom Radio in an interview on February 24,2013 that he was the driver of the"Junglers" who summarily executed the Ghanaians and other West Africa migrants. According to him, "the migrants were thrown into a well in Yunoor, near Casamance, on the border between The Gambia and Senegal. Some of the bodies of the migrants were dismembered and put in plastic bags", he added. One of the charges relates to his alleged role in the murder of a Gambia journalist and founder of The Point newspaper,Deyda Hydara. By a December 2021 recommendation to prosecute the alleged perpetrators, has begun. The Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission(TRRC) found thirteen members of the Junglers culpable for the killing of the Ghanaians and other West African migrants and therefore recommended their prosecution along with former president Jammeh who allegedly gave the orders for the killings. In conformity, The Gambian government had since issued a White Paper in May 2022 accepting the TRRC recommendation, however, no prosecution of the alleged perpetrators had begun in the Gambia.