Gambia inaugurates panel to investigate alleged coup plot

The Gambia Government has inaugurated a “Joint Investigative Panel” to investigate the foiled coup plot against the legitimate Government of President Adama Barrow.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by The Gambia Government Spokesperson and Presidential Diaspora Adviser, Ebrima G. Sankare, on Tuesday December 27, 2022.

According to the statement, the multi-sectoral Panel draws membership from the Ministry of Justice, Office of National Security (ONS), The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), The Gambia Police Force (GPF) and the State Intelligence Service (SIS) to exhaustively, professionally and impartially investigate the alleged coup plot.

“Consistent with the due process of the law, the 11-member Panel was sworn to an Oath of Secrecy administered by the Solicitor General, Ministry of Justice,” the statement reads.

It adds that “The investigators have thirty (30) days effective today to investigate, prepare and submit their report on the alleged coup plot.

“The brief inauguration ceremony, chaired by the new National Security Adviser, Mr Abubakarr Suleiman Jeng was witnessed by the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, The Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the State Intelligence Services and The Gambia Government Spokesperson and Presidential Diaspora Adviser.”

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