Personnel of Gambia’s State Guard soldiers were on Tuesday paraded after allegations emerged that three white sheep belonging to The Gambia dictator Yahya Jammeh’s went missing, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The sheep were meant to be taken as charity “ritual” but could not found at the eleventh hour. In total, Jammeh bought seven sheep; four of which were black in color while the remaining three were white sheep, sources said.
It was on Monday, when Jammeh decided to sacrifice the seven sheep as ritual, only for him to discover that three of the sheep went missing. The information was brought to his attention by General Saul Badjie, the Commander of the Republican Guards.
The soldiers on duty were given an ultimatum to account for the missing latest on Tuesday. Come Tuesday, the missing sheep could not accounted for; hence prompting the urgent convening of a Commander’s guard parade.
Until late Tuesday, evening August 16, 2016, the entire State Guard were summoned to the parade. General Badjie and command addressed the soldiers. Badjie told the soldiers that if the missing sheep were not accounted for “heads would roll.” Badjie threatens to deal with soldiers associated with the stolen sheep.
None of the soldiers interviewed by the command has accepted responsibility for the incident. They all denied the allegations.
In another development, Yahya Jammeh, has invited a grand marabout to help him trace the people behind the burning of the APRC Headquarters in Kanifing. The marabout is reported to have threatened the members of the State Guard. He warned that if the perpetrators of the incident failed to come forward to confess to the crime, he would be left with no alternative but to expose the arsonists.