Two Gambian soldiers working for a hit squad controlled by former President Yahya Jammeh on Monday admitted to participating in the 2005 execution of 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians on the orders of Jammeh.
Lieutenant Malick Jatta and Corporal Omar A. Jallow revealed to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that the migrants were executed by the “Junglers” squad, a paramilitary force that took orders from Jammeh, across the Gambian border in Senegalese territory.
From 16th March, 2019, a video of two men physically assaulting a police officer went viral. Shortly thereafter, the two men who were later identified as a ‘trotro’ driver, Francis Buabeng, and his mate, Albert Ansah were arrested by the Police. They were arraigned before the Circuit Court at Weija on 18th March 2019, where their pleas were taken.