A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment during former president Yahya Jammeh’s rule has asked for pardon.

Baba Galleh Jallow has spent 16 years of his life imprisonment in the country’s notorious Mile Two prison. 

Mr Jallow told the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Monday that he was accused of murder and “bogusly charged and sentenced to life [imprisonment].

“For 16 years, my appeal is not granted and many people are there and their appeals are not granted. And an appeal shouldn’t take more than 45 days.” 

He added: “And if you tell them [about your case] what they say is ‘be patient’. My appeal is not completed.”

His testimony comes after that of three serving prisoners – all charged and sentenced for capital offences.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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