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Update on The Foiled Coup Attempt;Two More Soldiers Arrested; Government Inaugurates An Investigative Panel

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Press Release Dated: 26nd December, 2022

Banjul, The Gambia — The public is informed that two more soldiers linked to the alleged

foiled coup plot were arrested over the weekend and are helping investigators unearth allegations of plans to overthrow the Government of President Adama Barrow. 

The officers are: Captain Ebrima Baldeh from GAF Military Intelligence/Security Unit at the Defence Headquarters in Banjul.  He was arrested on Sunday 25th December, 2022 and Second Lieutenant Omar Colley from First Infantry Battalion, Yundum Army Barracks (The morning Gambia National Army). He was arrested on Saturday 24th December, 2022.

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.

Signed

Ebrima G. Sankareh

The Gambia Government Spokesperson & Presidential Diaspora Adviser

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