Sunday, February 5

2 Alleged Coup Plotters Arrested

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The government of Gambia announced the arrest of two soldiers linked to the alleged foiled coup plot over the weekend and they are helping investigators to unearth allegations of plans to overthrow the Government of President Adama Barrow.

A statement signed by Ebrima Sankareh Government Spokesperson revealed that  Captain Ebrima Baldeh from GAF Military Intelligence/Security Unit at the Defence Headquarters in Banjul was arrested on Sunday 25th December 2022 and Second Lieutenant Omar Colley from First Infantry Battalion, Yundum Army Barracks was arrested on Saturday 24th December 2022.

The statement added that the search for Badjie and Warrant Officer Class 2, Lamin Jadama continues.

Meanwhile, consistent with international best practices, The Gambia Government will tomorrow, inaugurate a legally-constituted investigative panel formally tasked with all investigations surrounding the foiled coup plot.

Source: Government Spokesperson

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