Gambia releases legal advisor to intelligence chief

Gambia releases legal advisor to intelligence chief

Gambia has released Baboucarr Badjie, the legal advisor to the country’s intelligence chief after a report on the state of the agency was leaked.

Badjie was released on bail on Monday, his lawyer said. Authorities asked for D50,000 dalasis ($1,250 dollars).

Chief of the State Intelligence Services, Ousman Sowe ordered Badjie’s arrest accusing him of leaking classified information.

Badgie was held at the Kairaba Police Station over the weekend.

The report revealed high nepotism and illiteracy in the Gambia’s intelligence community and confirmed longstanding suspicions that it is plagued with former President Yahya Jammeh’s loyalists.

The report identified that those that took part in the torture-death of an opposition activist, Ebrima Solo Sandeng, were still reporting to work “without any consequences.”

The report also revealed that Jammeh spied on President Barrow and the agent, who carried out the operation became a personal bodyguard to Barrow through the impasse and now promoted to a senior agent directly reporting to DG Sowe.

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