The Late Great Pa Nderry Mbai, anchor and proprietor of Freedom News and Radio Gambia.

You've betrayed your family and there's no evidence of genuine contrition," he told Couzens.

Lord Justice Fulford described the circumstances of the murder as "grotesque".

He said the seriousness of the case was so "exceptionally high" that it warranted a whole-life order.

"The misuse of a police officer's role such as occurred in this case in order to kidnap, rape and murder a lone victim is of equal seriousness as a murder for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause," he told the Old Bailey.