establishment of a commission of inquiry following the foiled coup

establishment of a commission of inquiry following the foiled coup

AA / Dakar / Alioune Ndiaye

A commission of inquiry was set up in The Gambia on Tuesday to investigate the coup attempt against Adama Borrow, official sources said.

Speaking on GRTS (national television), Defense Minister Serign Modou Njie said the Gambian government has formed a team to investigate the coup in accordance with international best practices.

Njie said the commission has 30 days to deliver its report.

In his statement, the minister assured that five soldiers, including the alleged mastermind, Corporal Sanna Fadera, have been arrested.

“Two others at large are actively sought,” Njie noted.

Through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Ebrima Sankareh, the government limited the composition of the commission of inquiry to 11 members from the Ministry of Justice, the police, the army and the intelligence services.

The announcement by the authorities, on December 21, of the coup d’etat did not convince the opposition side, particularly among the main leaders Usainou Darboe and Mama Kandeh who asked for more details to be edified.

Led since 2017 by Adama Barrow, who, to everyone’s surprise, Yaya Jammeh, Gambia is in a phase of consolidation of democracy.

However, she still lives the aftermath of the rigor imposed by Jammeh, who has also regularly made outings to say that he was going to return to lead the country “with the real Gambians”, announcements which install mistrust between Gambians, particularly in the within the army.

Since his election, President Barrow has entrusted his close guard to a detachment from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), composed mainly of Senegalese soldiers.

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