2 military police officers sacked

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Reliable sources reaching the Daily Observer revealed that two Military Police Officers (MPs) of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) attached to the Yundum Barracks in Yundum, Western Region, on Monday October 20th received their marching orders..

According to our sources the sacked officers; Sgt Balla Musa Saidy and Sgt Modou Lamin Bah, were spotted at the Banjul Police Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, where they were reported to have been charged by the Police prosecution unit and are expected to appear in court.

When contacted for confirmation, 2nd Lt Omar B Bojang, the public relations officer of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), confirmed the story. The military spokesperson Bojang also told the Daily Observer that the officers were sacked on disciplinary grounds but he could not further elaborate on the charge levelled against them.

He explained that the case is now in the hands of the police.

Author: by Assan Sallah