Gambian charges 8 soldiers over failed coup attempt
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Gambian charges 8 soldiers over failed coup attempt

The Gambian authorities have filed charges against eight military personnel in connection with a failed coup attempt to oust President Adama Barrow in December 2022.

Ebrima Sankareh, the government spokesperson, announced on Saturday.
Sankareh said that the Gambian government had filed charges against eight military men with a two-count charge of “high treason and criminal conspiracy to commit high treason”.

The servicemen’s attempt to overthrow Barrow failed, according to a statement published by the Gambian Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

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The statement also said that the authorities have not captured one serviceman yet.

Others remained in custody.

In December, the Gambian authorities said four servicemen from the country’s armed forces were detained after several military men had been planning to overthrow the government. (Sputnik)

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