The US have sentenced a former Liberian warlord, Mohammed Jabbateh known as “Jungle Jabbah”, to 30 years in prison for lying about his role in Liberia’s civil war. The heavy sentence is reported to have been a result of the nature of the crimes that he sought to hide. The trial lasted for three weeks in 2017 and heard from over 15 witnesses, who were flown to Philadelphia to give evidence. Jabbateh was found guilty of two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. Prosecutors said that, while serving as commander of an armed group during Liberia’s civil war, Jabbateh either personally committed or ordered acts such as rapes, ritual cannibalism, mutilation, murder and the use of child soldiers.