EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: One of Gambia’s senior army officer aversely mentioned in committing serious human rights abuses on Thursday told the Truth Commission he was acting on orders.
Brigadier General Alagie Martin is accused of masterminding the torture of political prisoners in the early days of former president Yahya Jammeh’s regime. He accepted mounting brutal torture of then vice chairman of the AFPRC junta Sana Sabally and a raft of other political prisoners most of them soldiers, adding Sanna B. Sabally’s arrest was ordered by Yahya Jammeh and headed by Musa Jammeh.
Martin was a close protection officer to former president Yahya Jammeh. He was also once the commander of the state guard battalion.