Momodou Lamin Gassama, former Adviser of Ex-president Dawda K. Jawara has said that the American frigate could have stopped the juntas if they had wanted to help Ex-President Jawara return to power.
Momodou Lamin Gassama made this declaration whilst testifying before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), during its sitting yesterday, 14 February, 2019 at Dunes Hotel in Kololi.
The witness told the Commission that the then American Ambassador, Mr. Winter stopped his telephone conversation twice when he got near him inside the frigate whilst it was still anchored around the State House.
He explained that the American frigate was having more than 70 marines and tanks capable of taking the State House.
“There were more than 70 marines on board the ship and tanks that can surround and take the State House if they had wanted to help Jawara,” he said.
Sources : The point