Breaking News:Former Gambian Military Ruler Calls For The Closure of The Freedom Newspaper!
The former Vice Chairman of the defunct AFPRC Sana B Sabally has called for the closure of the US based Freedom Newspaper. Writing from Dakar, Sabally blasted the Paper’s Managing Editor/Publisher Pa Nderry M’Bai and his team of dynamic staffers. Sabally said a paper like the Freedom Newspaper don’t deserve to be on the news stands, while citing the story we published about him recently. He believes that the paper is not meeting journalistic standards and it should be closed. Sabally who was linked to serial killing, abuse of office, and persecution of political opponents accused the Freedom Newspaper of trying to defame him. The writer of the piece in question alleges that Sabally was behind the gruesome murder of the November 11 alleged coupists. His name also surfaces on the death of Koro Ceesay even though he was in jail at the material time. The writer maintains that Sabally had a beef with Koro prior to his jailing. Below is the uncensored letter of Sabally. Please read on…
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WED, 01st / 11/2006 01:01:01 AMFrom (Captain) Sana-Bairo SABALLY [alias: “Bairo” or “SB” or “SABS”]
Email: [sbsabally9yrs@yahoo.co.uk]

To the (FREEDOM newspaper’s) author of:
“Vice Chairman Sabally is a serial killer-Reports Suggest-Sabally’s Beef With Koro Ceesay!” Printed on Sunday, October 22, 2006 (Archive on Sunday, October 29, 2006) Posted by PNMBAI, Contributed by PNMBAI.”

ATTN:
1. The Management [FREEDOM newspaper,]
2. Pa Nderry M’bai! (PNM);
Can You Hear Me?
I adjure you to publish everything in my this article verbatim.

IF YOU KNOW THE TRUTH,
YOU CAN DESCERN
WHAT’S FALSE.

Gambians!!!!
You’ve probably read or heard the Freedom Newspaper story of “““Vice Chairman Sabally is a serial killer-Reports Suggest-Sabally’s Beef With Koro Ceesay!” Printed on Sunday, October 22, 2006 (Archive on Sunday, October 29, 2006) Posted by PNMBAI, Contributed by PNMBAI.”” All by Pa Nderry M’bai-Editor of the Freedom Newspaper?
Let him (PNM) explain:

PNM! You are not an “Editor” of truth!!!
‘Abdulllah bin Ubbayy ibn Saluul was the Chief of the Hypocrites and liars in the early days of Islam. So, I today christen you as “The Gambian’s ‘Abdulllah bin Ubbayy ibn Saluul.” Besides, if there was a “world best liar” contest, [just like “the Miss World”] be sure The Gambia was going to send you and you would win, because you are a Hallaaf Mahiin.

I will never be made to fear or shut up.
Spill the Beans [Your Packs of Mischief-Making Lies!] You are merely trying to play the Devil’s Advocate-

PNM!
Your Story! You only played the “Devil’s Advocate!`”
Your story is like “an idiot’s tale, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, but the chaff, chaff not even fit for animal fodder. There is not a scintilla of truth in your story. I was only a victim of vicious calumnies and envy!
Some people (like yourself) may be inclined to favor the rich, because they expect something from them. PNM! Be Just, without fear or favor, as the Germans say, “Ub Immer Treu Und Redlichkeit” i.e. “Be ever true, be ever upright.” And the day of your account will come eventually. For the Good and Truth must ultimately triumph.

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
PNM! Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Truth is essential to all our interactions—in the halls of government, the classroom, the workplace, the home. TRUTH-TELLING BUILDS TRUST. As I tell my children, “If you tell a lie about one thing, it will be tough to believe you about anything.” There are hundreds of reasons to support the idea that telling the truth is best for us and for society, but the most vital reason is that it honors God. He who walks with integrity walks securely. The truthful lip shall be established forever. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.
Truth cannot be refuted. It never grows old. It never has to be retracted. It never fails. It is the language of God. There’s nothing better for us to do than to always tell the truth.
THERE IS NOTHING SO POWERFUL AS TRUTH.

WHISPERERS
I have been accused of being involved in every conceivable kind of racket and scandal. And worse yet, these stories have been believed by some people.
Do these things bother me? Not at all. I just feel sorry for the scandal mongers who spread these choice bits of gossip. I can say with David, “All who hate me whisper together against me.”(Ps. 41:7) I take some comfort in knowing that this has been the experience of many of God’s servants.
Last Monday a friend visited and told me of this particular sordid rumor [publication] about me. When I heard it, and read it, I jumped up and shouted, “Praise the Lord!” My friend was surprised until I quoted to him the words of Jesus: “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake” (Mt. 5:11). He added, “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!” (Lk. 6:23)
If you are serving the Lord, and people are spreading rumors about you (Lev. 19:16), remember that what counts most is not what people say about you but what the Lord in Heaven knows about you. And then rejoice!
When lies and rumors spread and seek
To hurt and injure you,
Don’t fret and worry—trust the Lord
Because He knows what’s true.
HE WHO GOSSIPS TO YOU ABOUT OTHERS
WILL GOSSIP TO OTHERS ABOUT YOU.

When I am asked how I’m doing, I reply, “My life moves along contentedly in well-worn grooves.” One man once said to me; “The God of hope [will] fill you with all joy and peace.” (Romans: 15.13)
I am not bitter or pessimistic.
There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Allah is my Light.
LASTING HAPPINESS DOESN’T COME FROM SUNNY DAYS
BUT FROM THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH.

PNM, you’re instead very desperately lonely, unhappy, and hopeless…
PNM, have life’s hardships left you feeling empty and bitter, or have they strengthened your relationship with God and made you better?
The sun that hardens clay to brick
Can soften wax to shape and mold;
So too life’s trials will harden some,
While others purify as gold.
LIFE’S TRIALS SHOULD MAKE US BETTER—NOT BITTER.

JOURNALISM, A NOBLE PROFESSION: Journalism [(if simply defined as)reading and writing] was God’s first offer of work to man, if you but knew. Go to the Holy-Qur’an, Surah Al-‘Alaq or Read or Proclaim! 96: verses 1, 3, 4 and 5. [“Proclaim! (or Read!) In the Name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-,” “Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-” “He Who taught (The use of) the Pen,-” “Taught man that which he knew not.”] And also Surah Al-Qalam, or The Pen or Nun 68: verse 1 “Nun. By the pen and by the (Record) which (men) write,-”

Good Journalism
When we write, we must write the truth, express it clearly, simply, accurately, and in ways that our readers will be able to comprehend and accept. And I here refer you to what Mr. Saja TALL [Observer newspaper, Banjul] said, “…we must report news faithfully, accurately, objectively without bias.” PNM! Where does that leave you?

PNM, you have chosen lies deliberately and doubled your ignorance by deception; you do not deceive The Gambians and humanity, but you deceived yourself. TO AVOID DISGRACE, GROW IN GRACE. You deprive yourself of the Grace of Allah, and you are today left straying away from the Right Path of Good Journalism. You’ve been in the NPJ for years-you should have known the ins and outs of the job by now. [In your position (so-called Editor…) who can guide you or show you the Way? Your time-Don’t waste it! Go and see the Editors-in-Chief of “The Gambia Journal” and “The Gambia Echo” newspapers for more lessons (state-of-the-art) on good journalism…] And, oh, there is no charge. They’ll be very happy to do it for you!

“FREEDOM newspaper!”
“FREEDOM” is your newspaper! Freedom misunderstood! Freedom to lie! Freedom that enslaves! You have become your own authority on what is right and wrong. And you call that Freedom! True freedom is speaking the truth. Take the freedom in which you’re free to do what’s right! You have made a god out of freedom. You can worship your freedom of choice, or you can choose the truth. FREEDOM doesn’t give us the right to do what we please, but to do what pleases God. And, oh, change your paper’s motto to: “Integrity Can Be Communicated!” meaning, “Truth is the central virtue.”
THE WORLD CROWNS SUCCESS;
GOD CROWNS FAITHFULNESS.

DELAYED DEPARTURE / CHANGE OF PLANS IN MY PEREGRINATION.
A MAN’S HEART PLANS HIS WAY,
BUT THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH DIRECTS HIS STEPS.
But after 2 years form my release from jail, it finally became clear that God wanted me to stay in Africa rather than go to the West. Who am I that I should go? I will certainly be there… I will certainly be with you… The mission field is closer to home than you may think. Let’s keep our focus on God-which is where it belongs. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS ON THE ROAD TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS. I’m getting somewhere slowly; “all is calm, all is bright.” GOD’S TIMING IS PERFECT—EVEN IN DEATH.
To many of us, my departure may seem delayed. To God, each of His children is brought home right on schedule. We write our plans in pencil but Allah has the eraser.
Sometimes our plan does not unfold
The way we thought it would,
But God is always in total control
To use it for our good.
IN THE DRAMA OF LIFE,
GOD IS THE DIRECTOR BEHIND THE SCENES.

I’M READY TO GO…!!!
Just constitute the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICCJ) and send me my charges…I’ll come! I’m waiting… Actually; I have a life wish, to give the truth to the fullest-the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. When it comes time for me to talk, I do not wish to discover that I have not fought for The Gambia and truth like a valiant man and true. I have only done my duty as a man is bound to do.

TRIALS
Sometimes God’s love almost seems like hatred because of the difficulties He allows to come our way. The final result, however, always confirms its true nature. All things work together for good.
The trials we are going through
Can be misunderstood
Unless we realize that God
Works all things for our good.

PNM, whenever we met face to face, “my hand shall not be against you.” Sometimes we must deal with people who are eager to bring us down-or so we think; maybe a president or a (so-called) journalist (like yourself). Like David (Dawda), let’s do what God would have us do-use restraint, and keep on doing good.
I want the love that always sweetly bears
Whatever Allah’s Hand may choose to send;
I want the love that patiently endures
The wrongs that come from enemy or friend.

REVENGE RESTRAINED IS A VICTORY GAINED.

LOVE–BETTER THAN REVENGE.
Let’s find something we all want more than the bitter excitement of a grudge match. Holding a grudge loses its appeal when the combatants realize they are cutting themselves off from the support and enjoyment they need, which brotherhood and fellowship provides. Getting even doesn’t look so appealing when they see how their angry words and belittling comments play into the hands of the devil (Satan), who is trying to destroy them.
Why pay the high price of getting even? We have so much more to gain by dropping our grudges and extending forgiveness. That’s so much better than revenge!
PNM! If (today) you find yourself looking for ways to get even, why not look for ways you might turn an enemy into a friend?

I will certainly be with you… GOD’S TIMING IS PERFECT—EVEN IN DEATH! The mission field is closer to home than you may think.

REJECTED, BUT LOVED
I love to dwell upon the thought
That Allah cares for me;
It matters not what life may bring—
Allah loves me tenderly.
NO ONE IS MORE SECURE
THAN THOSE WHO ARE IN GOD’S HANDS.

BODYGUARD
Bodyguards are usually employed to protect wealthy or prominent people. There’s something very reassuring about having the protection of someone who could take on your enemies if he wanted to. I FEAR NOTHING! Now here is my secret: I tell it to you with an openness of heart. My secret is that I have a very strong Faith in Allah. FAITH PUTS GOD BETWEEN US AND CIRCUMSTANCES. Since my arrest, my personal world has known some dark times, but Allah has been my constant “sun and shield.” Allah’s Statement: “Be not sad (or afraid), surely, Allah is with us.” (Surah At-Taubah 9:40)
I am absolutely sure of Allah’s protection. Allah is my Bodyguard!
Allah is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall.
GOD IS STRONGER THAN YOUR STRONGEST FOE.

I’D RATHER DIE THAN LIE!
Children who are taught to always tell the truth are blessed. Today, as a result of my upbringing, I’d rather die than lie! The Mirror Doesn’t Lie!

PNM’s VICIOUS CIRCLE OF LIES!!!
Apparently, those journalists [like yourself-an Editor!], whom everybody would expect to be trustworthy, were not reliable at all!

Being honest with others is vital, but another aspect is equally important—being honest with ourselves. Most of us easily see the faults of others but fiercely resist admitting the truth about ourselves.
TRUTH IS SO PRECIOUS
THAT SOME PEOPLE USE IT SPARINGLY.

IF YOU KNOW THE TRUTH,
YOU CAN DESCERN WHAT’S FALSE.

Let us just put your story on the operating-table and dissect it (lie by lie; one lie after the other.)

To be quite polite, I will not say that you are exactly the ever biggest liar! Perhaps you have been touched with imbecility! You have no idea of truth or sincerity!

PNM!
Fear God! “And cover not Truth with Falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when you know (what it is).” [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:42]

You shamelessly stated that:
“…in a span of one year…”
I was in office as Vice Chairman for only six (6) months—[Friday 22nd July 1994-Friday 27th January 1995.]
PNM! What is the truth?

“Naming Ceremony at the Palace…photographer was bundled out of his Palace…”
That particular Naming Ceremony [Wednesday 25th January 1995;] the Christening of my baby boy was never held at the Palace, and not even near it, but twenty-two (22) miles away; at Brikama Town, Kombo Central-Western Division.
PNM! What is the truth?

“Sabally is a womanizer and takes peoples’ girlfriends.”
But you should have said “…wives, since these are married,” but “girlfriends!?” They never loved you. From a saying in (Wollof):“Yorulooko, ma-ko Yorr! –You don’t posses it, I posses it! Period! PNM! Can I ask you? If I’m a womanizer, what are you? Homosexual? Hermaphrodite? Misogynist?

“…November 11th 1994…”
Everywhere, so many are talking about “Nov 11, Nov 11…” The famous Kora-Jaliba, the late-Lalo-Kebba Drammeh sang, “If your horse cannot run (faster), don’t take it to the battle field…” I will here but say that only one thing is clear and that is:
“There are known knowns,
These are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns,
That’s to say, there are things that
We know we don’t know.
But, there are also unknown unknowns,
These are things we don’t know we don’t know.”
PNM! What is the truth?

5. “(1.) SB Sabally would force Ousman-Koro Ceesay to release unaccountable funds…” & “(2)…Ousman-Koro Ceesay was never in SB Sabally‘s good books…”
PNM!
Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi Rajeoona… [i.e. Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.] At least keep Ousman-Koro Ceesay’s name out of your futile talk!
We can only pray for him:
“O Most Merciful of all, show him Mercy! Make his death a total rest from all evil and admit him to the Highest ranks in the Garden of Paradise. Through the gateway of peaceful death, may he enter, the true real life of Paradise [Al-Jannatul-Mawwa / Al-Firdaus’…] O my Lord! Build for him, in nearness to You [Al-Bait Al-Ma’muur (i.e. Allah’s House)] a mansion in the Garden (Paradise) [Jannaatul Firdaus]” May his blessed soul rest in perfect peace.
Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!

Ousman-Koro Ceesay’s a man of integrity:
We thanked Ousman-Koro Ceesay for his act of unselfish heroism, interalia; his highest professional integrity in office of SoS for Finance and Economic Planning, Ousman-Koro Ceesay was a True Hero. Life’s truest heroes never carve their name on marbled columns built for their acclaim; they build instead a legacy that springs from faithful service to the State and Truth.
To the late Ousman-Koro Ceesay, we write this column of tribute titled:
“Ousman-Koro Ceesay! A voice of highest professional integrity is silenced, but its messages will live on. There is no legacy as rich as integrity.”

PNM! I will ask you and you will answer me. “An honest answer is like a sweet kiss on the lips,” says the Holy-Bible (Proverbs: 24:26)

When [date] was Ousman-Koro Ceesay appointed to the office of SoS for Finance?
When [date] was Ousman-Koro Ceesay killed?
Where [place] was Ousman-Koro Ceesay killed?
Who [person(s)] killed Ousman-Koro Ceesay?

I (SBS) was arrested on Friday 27th January 1995 and was in jail for 9years. I was released on Monday 26th January 2004.

So, from the dates above, how could I (SBS) have forced Ousman-Koro Ceesay to release unaccountable funds, let alone killed Ousman-Koro Ceesay when our times in office never met!!!!??? Maybe, I (SBS) killed Ousman-Koro Ceesay through “witchcraft!!!” or from “dreams!!!”
PNM! What is the truth?

6. “…no NIAs in Dakar…”
I just sent and refer you to this NIA-file, titled: “TRIP REPORT TO DAKAR,” and please, do your readers justice by publishing this report [verbatim] so that they will confirm you the ever biggest liar from The Gambia.
PNM! What is the truth?

7.(1.) “Sabally needs some mental check ups. The guy is gone for real,” (2.) “I’m very glad…reduced to a wanderer…begging for livelihood…,” and (3.) “…He’s in great difficulties…”
[I laughed my head off!]
So you wish for me “death!?” [Have you forgotten? For 9 years, my arch enemies could not kill me in jail! And they can never, Insha-Allah.] We will all die someday. The keys of life and death are only in the Hands of Allah. You know as well as I do, that I worship the One True God! I accept the challenge (as you said)-“SB’s afflicted with madness.” (Paraphrased). Scheme and plot against me as you may, all of you [Ashyaa’akum: gangs or parties or collection of wicked men like you who arrogantly rely on their own stupidity)]—you and your gods [Jammeh & Singhateh.] See if you have any power! Lightning never strikes (in the same place) twice.
I am, at present quite well [hale hearty], and hope I shall continue so for a long time. I am in excellent fettle, and nothing daunted! I hope you (Gambians) are (all) quite well. I, at present, am blessed with that inestimable treasure i.e. Good Health, which I trust will not be withdrawn from me for a long time. Allahu Akbar!-Allah is Great!
My difficulty, if at all any—I ask for no quarter from you! My trust is in Allah! It is He Who created me, and it is He Who guides me; Who gives me food and drink, And when I am ill, It is He Who cures me; Who gives me laughter and tears, Who will cause me to die, and then to live (again); And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Judgment.
My difficulty and wandering! [That doesn’t sound like good news, but it’s not the whole story. (I giggled & chuckled!)] God feeds the birds, but He doesn’t throw their food into their nests. [See: (Psalm 104:27-28.)] I am wandering for livelihood, but you are manifestly wandering (in total ignorance and in error.)
Trials are an inescapable part of this life. Man’s highest good may come from his deepest suffering. In every difficulty you can find an opportunity. My trust is in Allah! Strong trials build strong Faith. “On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good it earns, and suffers every ill that it earns…”
How much better to be a beacon of truth rather than an instigator of condemnation.
People usually call any one mad whose standards are different from their own. I accept the challenge- afflicted with madness! “SB is a lunatic!” To that, I now refer you to the Holy-Qur’an, Surah Al-Qalam, or Pen, or Nun 68, Verses 1-14. [“(1) Nun. By the Pen and by what they write (in the Records of men). (2) You by the Grace of your Lord, are not mad. And verily, for you will be an endless reward. (4) And verily, you are on the exalted (standard of) character. (5) You will see and they will see, (6) Which of you is afflicted with madness. (7) Verily, your Lord is the Best Knower of him who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Knower of those who are guided. (8) So obey you not the deniers (of the truth). (9) They wish that you should compromise with them: so they (too) could compromise with you. (10) And obey you not everyone Hallaaf Mahiin (the one who swears much and is a liar or is worthless). (11) A slanderer, going about with calumnies, (12) Hinderer of the good, transgressor, sinful, (13) Cruel, and moreover base-born (of illegitimate birth). (14) (He was so) because he had wealth and children.”] [Read it three times!]
PNM! What is the truth?

“Oh, that you would be silent, and it would be your wisdom!” (Job 13:5)
PNM! Try and cultivate some WISDOM! Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.
A WELL-TIMED SILENCE IS MORE ELOQUENT THAN WORDS.

Bravo!Bravo!Bravo!
PNM, you’re a “Hallaaf Mahiin” (the one who swears much and is a liar or is worthless).

You’re pathetic—you can’t even write good English (Grammar.)

PNM!
PNM! What is the truth?
You’re an embodiment of lying and hypocrisy.
“…why do you clothe Truth with falsehood, and concealed the Truth, while you have knowledge (of it)? [Surah Al-‘Imraan 3:71]

SERIOUS HOMEWORK
PNM! You must not eke out your livelihood on telling lies! Begging is even better, and more honorable.
What would your Management [paper] do with either you and or the paper itself? Sack you? No! Just go back to the kindergarten. But the paper, it needs closing down! The FREEDOM newspaper has the most egregious team of management!

MAKE IT RIGHT
PNM! Management! You had lied! You embellished (with lies) the story of events originally given to you. Your story contained not a single modicum of truth. By no stretch of the imagination could you be called “good and truthful journalists.” Stop giving your readers the run around. You had lied! It had to be righted. To a foolish person, a wrong done is no big deal, but a person of integrity and character is burden to put it right. If you have helped make a wrong, act quickly and courageously to make it right. There’s no better time than right now to sincerely apologize to your readers so as to restore a priceless relationship [faith in your paper.] Say “We’re Sorry.” Sorry isn’t enough, all your readers are disappointed in you. You must admit that you have lied, and that your story was nothing but a mere fabrication [a figment of your imagination].
Say, “Forgive us, “Readers”, for all our lies,
The many wrongs and lies we have published,
And show us how to make things right,
How to tell the truth,
Before publishing anything else.
We’re Sorry.”
WE COMMIT TWO WRONGS
WHEN WE FAIL TO RIGHT A WRONG.

THE BEST PROTECTION AGAINST SATAN’S LIES
IS TO KNOW GOD’S TRUTH.

We pray: “O our Lord! Bestow wisdom on us, and join us with the righteous; Grant us honorable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations); Make us one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss (Firdaus).”
[Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!]

From (Captain) Sana-Bairo SABALLY [alias: “Bairo” or “SB” or “SABS”]
…SBBS…

Email: [sbsabally9yrs@yahoo.co.uk]

Copies:
The Worldwide net
The Gambia Journal newspaper
The Gambia Echo newspaper
All newspapers [in The Gambia]
All-Africa newspaper
The Freedom newspaper
Others…
Personal File

Reminder:
I adjure you to publish everything in (my) this article verbatim.

Posted on Saturday, November 04, 2006 (Archive on Sunday, December 10, 2006)
Posted by PNMBAI Contributed by PNMBAI
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