The Gambia government has called on all women and girls in the country to report any sexual violence they have suffered from former Dictator Yahya Jammeh.
The appeal comes after former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told the BBC that the former president had sexually assaulted her when he was a President of the country in 2015.
The BBC tried to contact President Jammeh, who lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea, to respond to the charge, but did not succeed.
A spokesman for Jammeh’s National Alliance for Reorientation and Construction denied all charges against the former president.
“We are a party, and the Gambian people are fed up with the unfounded allegations against our former president,” Othman Rambo Jatta, a party spokesman, said in a written statement to the BBC.