Sunday, February 5

8 soldiers charged with treason

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The eight men who appeared before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court are:

Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera
Petty Officer Gibril Darboe
Corporal Ebrima Sanno
Captain Ebrima Baldeh
Second Lieutenant Omar M. Colly
Corporal Bakary Njie
Corporal Bara Touray and
Warrant Officer Class Two (2) Lamin Jadama who is at large.

The two counts are:

Count 1

Conspiracy to commit felony contrary to Section 368 of the Criminal Code CAP 10: 01 Volume III Revised Laws of The Gambia 2009. 

Count 2

Treason contrary to Section 35 (1) (A) of the Criminal Code CAP 10: 01 Volume III Revised Laws of The Gambia 2009. 

All with the exception of Warrant Officer Class Two Lamin Jadama are now remanded at the Mile Two State Central Prisons. This brings the total number of remanded coup plotters to ten (10). Earlier this week, two civilians, Mustapha Jabbi and Saikuba Jabbi, and a Police Officer, Sub Inspector Fakebba Jawara were on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2023 arraigned before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court and charged with concealment of treason and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Accordingly, The Gambia Government declares Warrant Officer Class Two (2) Lamin Jadama a fugitive from justice and urges citizens and security agencies both within and outside the jurisdiction to report him to the nearest police or security post.

Investigations into the alleged coup plot are progressing and members of the public would be notified accordingly. 

Signed

Ebrima G. Sankareh

The Gambia Government Spokesperson & Presidential Diaspora Adviser

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