Liberian Cannibal Warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' Given Asylum in America 20 Years Ago
A Liberian cannibal war lord nicknamed “Jungle Jabbah” who was granted “asylum” in America 20 years ago was last week jailed after being found guilty of immigration fraud and perjury.
According to a press release issued by the US Department of Justice, Mohammed Jabbateh, a “violent and ruthless Liberian war lord also known as ‘Jungle Jabbah,’ who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 30 years in prison” by a US District Judge after being found guilty of two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury.
During the height of Liberia’s first civil war from 1992 to 1995, Jabbateh, while serving as commander of a warring faction known as the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), “committed various acts of shocking brutality including rapes, sexual enslavement, slave labor, murder, mutilation and ritual cannibalism. He also used children as soldiers,” the DOJ statement said.
“This defendant committed acts of such violence and depravity that they are almost beyond belief,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. “This man is responsible for atrocities that will ripple for generations in Liberia. He thought he could hide here but thanks to the determination and creativity of our prosecutors and investigators, he couldn’t. This prosecution was our only option under the law and his sentence achieves at least some measure of justice for his victims.”
According to trial testimony, in one instance Jabbateh ordered the heart of a captive be cooked and fed to his fighters.
Read the entire article at The New Observer.