Four (4) energetic infantrymen of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have been on Tuesday arrested and detained for allegedly plotting to overthrow the federal government of President Adama Barrow, which is lately being secure through regional (ECOMIG) and armed forces forces.
On Wednesday, 21the December 2022, the federal government observation mentioned it has foiled a army coup plot and arrested infantrymen plotting to overthrow President Barrow’s management.
According to the observation, the arrests of infantrymen connected to alleged coup have been made through the Gambian Armed Forces High Command all over a swift army operation on Tuesday (twentieth December).
The arrests have been “Based on intelligence reports… .that some of the Gambian army were plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government,” the observation asserted.
It mentioned the detained infantrymen are lately serving to the army police with their investigations. The military is in pursuit of 3 extra alleged accomplices, it added.
Meanwhile, the federal government promised to tell normal public accordingly in any tendencies because the eventualities unfolds. It additional suggested Gambian voters, in particular diplomatic representatives and consular corps to carry-on with their commonplace actions as the location is underneath keep an eye on they usually will have to now not be panic.
Foroyaa attempted to talk to the military spokesperson at the topic however his cell-phones saved ringing with none resolution.
The names of the arrested infantrymen got in a next govt press unlock as Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera from the Gambia Navy because the alleged ring chief of the plot; Corporal Mbarra Touray from 1st Infantry Battalion, Yundum Barracks; Corporal Ebrahima Sanno from the Military Police who’s lately on learn about depart and Sergeant Gibril Darboe from The Gambia Navy.
The next press unlock additionally named the involvement of the next who’re both being pursued or are at the run: Corporal Njie B from the State Guards Battalion; Warrant Officer Class 2 Jadama from The Gambia Navy and one Badjie from The Gambia Navy.
This isn’t the primary time infantrymen plotting in opposition to Barrow’s govt. In 2017, instantly after ex-president Yahya Jammeh was once compelled out of energy in January, 12 infantrymen have been round-up for plotting to overthrow President Barrow’s govt, with the assistance of his ousted predecessor (ex-president Jammeh), a army court docket previous mentioned.
The infantrymen confessed of scheduling conferences to overthrow the federal government, which have been recorded on voice-notes and posted on their WhatsApp workforce chat. The infantrymen have been later charged with treason and similar fees in army court docket referred as “the court martial.”
However, seven of the accused infantrymen won a nine-year sentence and one were given 3 years.