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Breaking News: Norwegian Pedophile’s Pardon Reversed

By Bekai Njie

The Norwegian pedophile who was  given Presidential pardon just a day before Eidul Adha prayer has had his pardon reversed.

SveinÅge Sandåker’s pardon followed a public outcry within and outside the country particularly on social media.

The Interior Minister Ebrima Mballow, today has confirmed the development, saying the decision of pardoning the convicted Norwegian pedophile has been reversed.

The spokesperson of The Gambia Prison Service, Momodou Lamin Ceesay, said the Norwegian pedophile was not back at the State Central Prison in Mile II at the time of closing from work.

SveinÅge Sandåker, was handed a three-year jail term and ordered to pay a D600,000 fine in 2012 for abusing six children; the youngest victim was about three years at the time. However, his jail term was extended for another three-years following his inability to pay the court fine.

 

 

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