A Gambian soldier has been detained after been accused of losing his pistol, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Army private Samba Kandeh is currently detained at the Fajara barracks. Kandeh used to be part of President Adama Barrow’s outrider unit. He was later transferred to Denton bridge, where worked until his recent arrest.
According to Gambia Armed Forces sources, Kandeh’s had claimed that his pistol was stolen house, following a theft at his home. Thieves had allegedly burglarized his room, while he was away to attend a burial in Bundung borehole.
Upon discovering the alleged theft, sources said Kandeh personally reported the incident to the Wellingara police station, where a statement was obtained from him. He had also reported the matter to the army command, sources said.
But the army command, according to sources, are not buying Kandeh’s story. Kandeh has been accused of “recklessness” by allowing his firearm to be stolen or missing.
Kandeh was arraigned before the GAF Board, where he was confronted with the allegations of negligent act. His house was also searched.
Army Warrant Officer Alasana Jallow, was said to have accused Kandeh of allowing his son to access to his pistol. Kandeh has denied the allegation, sources said.