The sacked Gambia’s Army Chief of Defense Staff Masanneh Kinteh wants to retain some section of his security convoy, orderlies, drivers, utility vehicles, until he is deployed to his Diplomatic post China, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The request was contained a “CONFIDENTIAL” letter written on Kinteh’s behalf by his Military Assistant Abdoulie Mboob. The letter entitled “REQUEST FOR LOGISTICS AND STAFF SUPPORT.” Was dated March 17th, 2020. It was addressed to the newly hired CDS Yankuba Drammeh.
Mboob’s letter stated: “Sir, following the recent change of Command of the GAF, the outgoing CDS intends to temporarily retain the under listed services: Two drivers: Corporal Malick Badjie, and Corporal Ousman Ceesay. Two orderlies: Staff Sergeant Jawara Manneh, and Staff Sergeant Bakary Manneh. Two utility vehicles, and five guards.”
“In light of this, the General has requested your kind approval for him to be accorded the above services until such a time he deploys to his duty station in the Foreign Service. Respectively submitted for your kind consideration,” Military Assistant Aboulie Mboob wrote.
Staff Sergeant Bakary Manneh is Masanneh Kinteh’s nephew. Manneh’s mum and Kinteh shared the same mum and dad.
It is also imperative to note that Kinteh’s request for security, vehicles, and orderlies has never been accorded to former CDS. Former CDS Ousman Badjie, CDS Lang Tombong Tamba, and CDS Assan Sarr were never allocated guards and utility vehicles after their departure from the force.
The corrupt poster boy former CDS thinks that he is a special breed. Despite the millions of dalasis, that he has been accused of allegedly embezzling from the army’s coffers, he still wants to live that flamboyant lifestyle. Kinteh is a high maintenance former CDS.
The new CDS Yankuba Drammeh hasn’t approve Kinteh’s request yet. He was on Coronavirus self-quarantine for the past 14 days. He returned to work on Monday.