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General News of Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

MPs push for fresh probe into execution of 44 Ghanaians in The Gambia

Members of Parliament are pushing for a fresh probe into the execution of some 56 West African migrants including 44 Ghanaians in Gambia.

The renewed calls come on the back of confessions by three Gambian soldiers who admitted to participating in the execution of the Ghanaian nationals on the orders of then Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, reading a statement on the floor of the House to commemorate this year’s International Human Rights Day, urged the house to push for the prosecution of the perpetrators behind the massacre.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye, has referred the statement to the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee for perusal and submit a report to the house before Parliament resumes.

Listen to Ablakwa in audio below