Tamba saw his colleagues executed on live TV – all because they published an article that criticised the Nigerian government.
Tamba managed to escape but had to leave behind his student life and ambitions. He couldn’t even go back to his home, Sierra Leone, as it was ravaged by war.
In August 1989, Tamba claimed asylum in the UK.
What happened next is a story of fear, corruption, lost documents and sleeping rough on the streets: what Tamba calls 25 years of ‘playing hide and seek’.
Names have been changed.
Hear him tell the story in his own words in this three-minute audio clip.