Lamin Sanyang, the public relations officer of The Gambia Armed Forces has
confirmed to The Point that Brigadier General Umpa Mendy, who was the Principal
Protection Officer (PPO) of former President Yahya Jammeh, and Brigadier
General Ansumana Tamba, the former State Guard Commander are charged with desertion.
The duo got arrested in January 2018, when they returned from Equatorial Guinea, where the former president is in exile.
The two generals will be accordingly tried in court martial on 4 April, 2018.