Gambia’s police arrest gunman at seat of commission probing ex-dictator

Gambia’s police arrest gunman at seat of commission probing ex-dictator

A gunman that was arrested at the seat of the commission investigating The Gambia’s ex-President Yahya Jammeh, authorities in the West African nation said.

The man had stolen a gun from soldiers who were on guard at the country’s international airport before heading to the Djembe Hotel late in the night, according to sources.

“He arrived at the hotel and it was in the night. He asked for water but he was acting suspiciously,” said David Kujabi, the police spokesperson.

“So the police guards at the hotel conducted a search on him and they found a gun on him. That was when he was arrested by the officers.”

An investigation has been launched by the police and the army but it has thrown more doubts regarding safety and security, a little over a year that the country ousted strongman Jammeh and voting in real estate developer, Adama Barrow.

Jammeh is still believed to have loyalists in the security services. The government has provided the commissioners investigating his financial dealings with armed security services fearing reprisal.

Authorities have not released the details of the arrested man but he is being held at an undisclosed police station outside the capital, Banjul. He is helping investigators with their findings.

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