Army Spokesman Major Lamin Sanyang says he is not aware of any arrest of soldiers at the Fajara barracks. This followed, reports reaching this medium suggesting that three soldiers were arrested at the Fajara barracks amid allegations that they were turned in by a comrade of theirs for allegedly planning to arrest the Chief of Defense Staff Masaneh Kinteh.
The identities of the arrested soldiers would be withheld since the army spokesman has denied the story. The accused soldiers were said to have been allegedly turned in by one of the officers at the training school, sources claimed. The allegation against them was that they were plotting to effect an arrest on CDS Masaneh Kinteh, and force him to resign from his post.
“I just got information that some soldiers were arrested at the Fajara barracks. They have been accused of planning to arrest the CDS and force him to resign,” said our source.
When we received the alleged of the three soldiers late Sunday evening. When we contacted the army spokesman, he asked us to give him time until today Monday. Contacted for the second time, PRO Sanyang denied having knowledge of any such arrest of soldiers at the Fajara barracks.
” I can’t confirm that because we do not have something like that,” Sanyang tells me, adding that “Well if something like that happened, I think I should know. I don’t think so.”
When asked as to whether we should treat the information we received as false information, PRO Sanyang said, he was not aware of any arrest concerning soldiers at the Fajara barracks.