Gambian activist and political campaigner Alieu Bah aka Immortal has admitted that he is a sex pest and serial abuser after several women made damning allegations against him.

Mr Bah, a self-proclaimed socialist, and lead organiser of the Third World Peoples’ Alliance ( TWPA) Africa Division, was kicked out of the organisation after he was outed as a sexual abuser and conman.

In a statement TWPA accused Mr Bah of “making repeated, unwanted sexual remarks to more than one comrade in our movement, attempting to persuade one comrade into entering a romantic relationship by framing it as an act of revolutionary solidarity, persuading another comrade to enter into a relationship with him that turned out to be traumatic experience for the comrade, manipulating the emotions of several comrades in order to extract financial gifts from them, and otherwise being unaccountable for finances that he has regularly borrowed or asked for from comrades on an informal basis.”

The TWPA leadership said they have done all they could to support Mr Bah including paying him a regular stipend as Lead Organizer of the Africa Division, as well as promoting his writings and his personality at every available opportunity. 

Mr Bah owned up to his acts in a Facebook post titled statement of accountability and public apology for my sexism and misogyny.

The disgraced activist said: “I have been a serial abuser to women and vulnerable femmes within The Third World People’s Alliance —an organization which I was the lead organizer for the Africa Division. 

“I have initiated sexual and romantic relationships with women therein online and with the exclusion of one victim, my ex, I never met any woman of them in real life, all these women I have met online in the course of being a member and lead organizer for the organization.

“After my behaviours were exposed I tried to write statements to absolve myself and to appear righteous. Sincere or not they were way of the mark and didn’t account for the harm that was done. 

“If these were not exposed I wouldn’t have ever made a public statement in the very first place.

“I initiated these relationships and tried to gain sexual and financial favours by manipulation through those relationships. 

“In the course of these encounters I crossed boundaries in saying and doing explicit sexual things for which I got no consent for. I lied by omission by not revealing past relationships with other members whiles I was talking to another one.

“I also extracted financial favours at approximately $5000 from individual members and others comrades at Red Voice where I publish my works. 

“The chunk of this from my ex (who is part of the organization as I write this) whiles we lived together and interacted from a distance. This was before being a part of this organization. I took approximately $800 from the organization also that was never accounted for by me.

“I attempted to stop one of the victims from reporting back to the organization after I crossed boundaries with her. This is a form of manipulation to run from accountability.

“I know that I have harmed the organization greatly, in that I have alienated many members and most importantly I was doing fed work in that I was recklessly doing things that can be easily used by the state to destroy the organization. 

“This type of behaviour is what wreck movements and become a tool for easy infiltration. I apologize for my destructive and adventurist behaviour to the leadership and membership.”

Mr Bah is facing a six month suspension from the organisation and the the public is one of series of actions he has been tasked to complete before he could rejoin the socialist organisation. 

The organisation said they have “compiled an intensive, twelve-week curriculum and multiple assignments as the condition for his re-entry, with regular reports back on his progress from cishet male volunteers from our organization and accountability partners from his geographical community.”

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