By Mustapha Jallow
The convicted former Minister of Regional Government, Lands and Traditional Rulers, who was twice hospitalised during his 6 months imprisonment, has been released yesterday, 25 August, 2016, after serving his jail term at the Mile Two prison, according to one of his wives.
Soma Jallow-Juwara, one of the wives of Mr. Lamin Waa Juwara, told Foroyaa that her husband was released around 2pm and had arrived home to the joy of the entire family, relatives and friends.
Asked about the wellbeing of her husband, Mrs. Juwara said he is not in a good state of health as he is physically weak and was complaining about his eyes which are seriously disturbing him. “He was so weak that he couldn’t even stand properly,” disclosed the wife.
Mrs. Juwara said the family is so much thankful to the media, particularly Foroyaa Newspaper, for reporting about Mr. Waa Juwara case and the difficulties he encountered.
The former minister under the APRC regime and leader of the National Democratic Action Movement (NDAM) was found guilty for negligence of official duty, and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment without hard labour by Principal magistrate Omar Cham of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court on 18th April, 2016.
Mr. Waa Juwara is now a free man after serving his custodial sentence.