Maba Jobe, the former Commander of the defunct Gambia National Army will today appear before the Truth, Reconciliation Commission (TRRC), Freedom Newspaper can reveal. This follows, an incriminating testimony given by the former ADC Captain Momodou Lamin Kassama against Jobe. Kassama had adduced in evidence during his testimony that Maba Jobe was opposed to the proposal he made to the National Security Council for bunkers to be built at the State House. He says Maba told him that: “We can take over the State House if wanted.” He says Jobe never entertained his proposal.
According to Kassama, Maba’s actions amounts to treason. He says Jobe should have been charged with treason under normal circumstances, but he got away with his alleged treasonous acts.
Kassama says his proposal for bunkers to be built at the State House, followed concerns expressed by the former State Guards about the lack of defensive mechanism at the State House, in the event there is an attack.
Maba Jobe was later fired from the army. His last place of assignment was in the Foreign mission; a position he held until he was removed.