A former military top aide to ex-President Jammeh, General Saul Badjie has been arrested by authorities in Banjul and remanded in state custody, security sources confirmed to The Alkamba Times.
General Badjie was taken into custody early Monday along with Major Landing Tamba and WO2 Musa Badjie and both men are held at the country’s Central Prisons, Mile Two in the outskirt of the capital Banjul.
General Saul Badjie, the commander of the Presidential Guards of ex-President Yahya Jammeh, returned to the Gambia last month along with 13 other soldiers, who went into exile with Jammeh in Equatorial Guinea was implicated and found liable by the Truth Commission for various crimes ranging from unlawful killings, murder, torture, and sexual violence.
His arrest came following an appeal by victims and civil society groups for his immediate arrest and prosecutions after he was named by TRRC for various human rights violations including unlawful killings.
The guards named left The Gambia five years ago together with Jammeh, after he lost to Adama Barrow in the presidential elections in 2016.
Videos circulating online show them jubilating at their abode in the former Spanish colony after Adama Barrow was declared the winner of the December 4 polls.
It would be recalled that army generals Ansumana Tamba and Umpa Mendy, had earlier returned to the country from Equatorial Guinea.
They went through Banjul airport, but the alarm was raised and they were later arrested at their residence.