Former Army spokesman and Ndure Cham Adjutant Captain Bunja Darboe, has been reinstated into the army, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Darboe, who spent nine years in jail on his role on the March 2006, failed coup, following a presidential pardon extended to him by former dictator Yahya Jammeh, was living in exile in neighboring Senegal, prior to his home return. The former army officer was residing in Senegal, until Jammeh was defeated in the past elections by Adama Barrow. He lived in Senegal for about a year, before reuniting with his family.
In his latest Facebook status update posting, in which he dressed in his new army uniform, Mr. Darboe received an overwhelming commendation from his followers and loved ones for his reinstatement into the army. Mr. Darboe did not make any statement to that effect. He only updated his status picture—hinting that he has been reinstated.
A source, who spoke to the Freedom Newspaper last week, said Captain Yahya Darboe and co have also been reinstated. Yahya and co were jailed together with Bunja Darboe, following the aftermath of the failed March coup. They were brutally tortured by Jammeh’s assassin team called the jungullars. The likes of Daba Marena, Manlafi Corr, Alieu Ceesay, Ebou Lowe, and Alpha Bah were killed.
“I can report to you that Captain Yahya Darboe and co have been reinstated. They are now back to work. Your recent analysis was spot on. The Barrow government has decided to reinstate Yahya Darboe and co. It is not fair to reinstate the December 30th attackers and leave the March coupists. Thanks for the good work you are doing,” said our source.