One of the jungullars, who confessed to have taken part in the murder of the two Gambian Americans: Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe, has died, Freedom Newspaper has gathered.  Sergeant Amadou Badjie, who was widely known as “Chairman” died yesterday in Ziguinchor, Senegal.  He was buried on the same day, sources reaching us said. 

Badjie was sick for the past couple of months. He was taken to Ziguinchor, in the southern province of Casamance for treatment. He has family in Ziguinchor.

Badjie who had confessed before Gambia’s truth commission for having killed dozens of Gambians, including the over 60 West African migrants, never responded to treatment during his medical treatment in Casamance. He died on Tuesday, sources said.


A source writing to us from The Gambia said:

“Amadou Badjie has passed away today in Ziguinchor and buried today.  According to very reliable sources he was sick for the past months and the relatives took him to Ziguinchor in Casamance for treatment, but he could make it. He died today 26th October 2021 n buried today….”

Amadou Badjie is a native of Foni, the birth region of the exiled Gambian dictator. He was released from custody, following his confession to killing dozens of Gambians and non Gambians. He told the TRRC that they were ordered by the former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to perpetrate such killings.

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