Lamin Kaba Bajo, former Gambian foreign minister, has regretted lying to the Ghanaian government about the 50 Ghanaians that were killed by the Junglers, the notorious death squad of former president Yahya Jammeh.

Mr Bajo accepted signing a false letter written to his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo Addo, now Ghana’s president, about the killings, as he appeared before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) for the second time.

In the letter Mr Bajo, who is now the president of Gambia Football Federation, admitted at the time telling Mr Addo that the Ghanaian citizens were only cautioned and released on humanitarian grounds.

This was untrue and now Mr Bajo said he regretted sending the letter. 

“I will just repeat, I felt very bad, very bitter,” he told the TRRC on Thursday. 

“Before I let you go Mr Bajo, was this issue ever discussed in the cabinet while you were there,” TRRC chief counsel Essa Faal asked during the hearing.

“Never in my presence,” Mr Bajo, also an ex-army captain, responded.

Counsel Faal again asked him “do you regret your action that you have signed this letter?”

“State counsel, I will repeat that millions of times. I don’t know the word I can use to express my regret about that,” Kaba Bajo said. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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