Ex-Army Brigadier General Omar Bun Mbye, has finally exited out of the country, despite initial failed attempts to cross the border, the Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Mr. Mbye, a native of Banjul, James Senegal, was spotted in Karang by our sources on the ground. The former Gambia National Guard (GNG) Commander has safely arrived in Dakar on Sunday, according to competent and dependable sources.
General Mbye, was among the “pardoned” prisoners by dictator Yahya Jammeh. He was jailed in connection with coup related charges.
During the period of his imprisonment, General Mbye, was battling with an ailing health condition. Mbye tried to exit out of the country weeks after his release from prison. He got stopped at Farafenni by the police.
Upon questioned by the police, Mbye told them that he wanted to seek medical treatment in Senegal, as he complained about poor health. He also told the police that he was under the impression that he was free to go about his normal life since Yahya Jammeh has pardoned him.
Well, Mbye’s explanation never convinced the police. He was told that he needed some form of a clearance from the state before travelling. He was immediately arrested, and whisked away to the Headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency, the (NIA).
Upon arrival at the NIA, Mbye was again interrogated. He spent few nights at the NIA before he was set free.
It was during the course of the weekend that OB Mbye made a second try to exit out of the country. This time around, he exited the country unnoticed. He was aided by some folks to be able leave the country, according to sources.
Now that General OB Mbye, has safely exited out of the country, he should be able to reunite with his British wife. He might also end up resettling in the UK, with the help of his wife.
General Mbye, could not be reached for immediate comment at the time of filing this report.
In another development, the People’s Progressive Party leader Omar Amadou Jallow (OJ) has arrived in Dakar. Mr. Jallow is visiting the French speaking country. He is expected to address a press conference at RADO, a Senegalese based human rights body. Mr. Jallow is one of Gambia’s most charismatic and outspoken politicians. Sources said Mr. Jallow is going to use the RADO meeting to address the situation of human rights, rule of law and democracy in The Gambia.
Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai