One of the survivors, Martin Kyere testifies against Bai Lowe in a German court

Following the 2005 massacre of some 44 Ghanaians and other West African nationals, the sole survival, Martin Kyere is set to testify against one of the perpetuators in a German court.

One of the survivors, Martin Kyere testifies against Bai Lowe in a German court

Following the act of barbarism which occasioned the killings of some 44 Ghanaians in the Gambia in 2005, one of the survivors will testify against Lowe, one of the perpetrators.

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 in Celle.

Lowe, who was reportedly arrested in Hanover, Germany, in March upon seeking asylum in Germany. His arrest in 2021 comes under the International Criminal Law Principle, the Universal jurisdiction, and on three counts of murder, attempted murder, and a crime against humanity.

Universal jurisdiction allows for the prosecution of a person for an international crime such as crimes against humanity in a foreign country regardless of where the crime was committed.

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 copied to expressing the possibility for a justice to be served.

Martin Kyere was said to have jumped from a moving pickup transporting Ghanaians and other West African migrants to the point of execution.

It is expected that he will substantiate beyond all reasonable doubt that Lowe, was part of the 2005 dehumanizing massacre of the African migrants in the Gambia.

Following his alleged involvement in the massacre,Lowe is said to have left the Gambian to seek asylum in Germany but was arrested in Hanover, Germany.

In an interview with Freedom Radio on February 24, 2013,Lowe was reported to have said that,he was the driver of the"Junglers" who summarily executed the Ghanaians and other West African 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 December 2021 recommendation to prosecute the alleged perpetrators is yet to begin.

The Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission(TRRC) is said to have found thirteen members of the Junglers culpable for the killing of the Ghanaians and other West African migrants and further 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.