Sep 3, 2020, 11:42 AM
The Gambia has registered 38 new positive coronavirus cases according to the 133rd COVID-19 situation report for 31 August 2020 (published on 2 September 2020).
Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie, Major Landing Tamba and Warrant Officer 1 Musa Badjie are currently detained at the Mile Two Central Prison in Banjul, and waiting for court appearance. Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie and the two other alleged junglers were recently arrested by personnel of the Military Police of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF). They returned from Equatorial Guinea two weeks after the presidential election in The Gambia.
An anonymous and familiar source with the matter confirmed the development to The Point. Our source further added: “General Badjie and the two other suspects are also charged with the death of Elo, applying of concoctions on so many Gambians and many other jungler activities.”
Lt. Gen. Saul Badjie and the 14 others, who recently returned from Equatorial Guinea, have been in exile with former president Yahya Jammeh since 2017. They were taken into custody by the Gambian authorities and lodged at an unknown location as they were being processed upon return.
The released individuals are bailed and will be reporting to the police on bail. However, it’s not clear whether Gen. Badjie and the two Junglers would be tried by Court Martial or High Court of The Gambia. However, what’s clear is that Gen. Badjie’s name had been adversely mentioned on several occasions at the just concluded Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC).
The Gambian Embassy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, effectively stole the show in the midst of several other embassies including around a dozen African diplomatic missions during the award ceremony of Africa’s Most Respected CEO Awards 2021.