Jungler Testify That Top Government Officials Were Aware of the Executions

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By Neneh Galleh Barry

Inspector Lamin Sambou of the Police Intervention Unit and former member of the Patrol Team/ Junglers has confessed to participating in the execution of 9 death row inmates in 2012.

He said they were told by Solo Bojang that the prisoners were condemned to death by law and they should be killed.

He alleged that the Junglers have masked their faces and collect the 9 prisoners from Mile 2 allegedly under the supervision of Justice Minister (Lamin Jobarteh), director general of prison (David Colley), Interior Minister Ousman Sonko and Sulayman Badgie.

While they were being put in separate vehicles, the inmates have had their hands cuffed and legs shackled, the witness testifies.

Sambou said inmates were later taken to be dumped in a well at an unspecified place near the border with Senegal, toward Cassamance.

He said he is only getting to know that those executions were in fact illegal.
The execution of the 9 prisoners has caused huge controversy in the country but Jammeh and his then Justice Minister Jobarteh defended it as legal. It was condemned by several human rights organizations including Amnesty International.

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