Fatou Toufah Jallow, a former Gambian beauty queen has disclosed that she was raped by ex-President Yahya Jammeh in 2015. The former beauty queen who revealed that she was raped by ex-President Yahya Jammeh in 2015, gave her testimony in a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report that details another alleged rape and sexual assault by Mr Jammeh. According to Fatou Toufah Jallow, the incident occurred after she was invited to the Presidential villa after winning the pageantry. She further revealed that she was sodomized Mr. Jammeh who now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea, after she turned down his marriage move. 23-year-old Ms Jallow told the BBC she wanted to meet Mr Jammeh, 54, in court so he could face justice. She said;
“I decided to speak now because it is time to tell the story and to make sure that Yayha Jammeh hears what he has done. I’ve really tried to hide the story and erase it and make sure it’s not part of me. Realistically I couldn’t so I decided to speak now because it is time to tell the story and to make sure that Yayha Jammeh hears what he has done.”
While Mr. Jammeh is yet to respond to the allegation, however a spokesman for his APRC party denied the accusations.
“We as a party and The Gambian people are tired of the steady stream of unfounded allegations that have been reported against our ex-president,” said Ousman Rambo Jatta, in a written statement to the BBC.