Apr 23, 2021, 11:49 AM
One Modou Touray, a long serving health worker in Brikama has been convicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years jail term by Magistrate Peter Adoh Che of the Brikama Magistrates’ Court.
Mr. Jah who has so far served 11 years in prison, explained that he was first placed at the Security Wing for one month 18 days before he was convicted, saying the conditions were not good.
He told the commission that the Security Wing was tight and there was not enough ventilation. He said that he stayed there for two years before he was convicted on four counts; ranging from stealing, rape and attempted stealing, leading to his life imprisonment.
"I was later moved to the main yard but the conditions were not better because it was over crowded. My first three years in the prison was better because I was employed as an assistant medic to help the sick persons."
He added that during Jammeh's time, the food was bad and that food such as pap used to cause beriberi.
Jah said he was once beaten by Ebrima Jammeh alias ‘chief torturer’ in connection with cannabis that was found with a prisoner who alleged that he (Jah) gave to him.
The witness alleged that the soldiers used to supply cannabis to the prisoners.
He added that he was beaten several times without telling him his crime.
"Ebrima Joof was stamped by an officer, Chief Kalilu from the yard and brought to the confinement. He was later taken out and after two days, we heard the information that he died. Musa Bah was also beaten seriously."
Police have questioned Ousman Rambo Jatta, the deputy leader of opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction over comments made against Toufa – the TRRC witness who accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape.
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