11 February 2013

Gambia: Two Military Officers, Two NCOs, One Soldier Under Detention Awaits Possible Court Martial

Foroyaa has reliably gathered that 2 officers, 2 Senior Non Commission Officers (NCOs) and 1 soldier of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), who had served under GAMCOY 13 Peace Keeping Mission in the war torn Darfur region of Sudan, are currently under detention at the Maximum Security Wing of the State Central Prison at Mile II and are possibly awaiting trial before a General Court Martial.

The information added that the officers were first detained by the Military Police at the home of the 1st Infantry Battalion, at Yundum Barracks, before they were transferred to Mile II Prison.

According to the information, Major Musa Gibba, Lieutenant Ebrima Kujabi, Warrant Officer Class One (WO1), Suwaibou Ceesay, Warrant Officer Class 2, (WO2), Karamo Drammeh and Corporal Waggeh, all of GAMCOY 13, were arrested and detained by Military Police personnel immediately after their return from Darfur. The information indicated that they were first subjected to investigation by the Military Police and released but only to be re-arrested, briefly detained at the camp before being transferred to the Maximum Security Wing of the Mile II Central Prison.

The information indicated that the five men were investigated and detained over an incident that occurred during their mission.When contacted the Spokesperson of GAF, Captain Lamin K. Sanyang, confirmed the arrest and detention of the said officers, NCOs and the soldier at Mile II Prison. However, PRO Sanyang said he cannot say much about the case as the matter is still under investigation before any step could be taken.

Editors NoteForoyaa will continue to monitor the developments.

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