The absconding of Gambia’s former Interior Minister Ousman Sonko from the jurisdiction of The Gambia, has created panic and confusion at the NIA, the Freedom Newspaper has gathered. NIA agents, and soldiers close to the former Minister are being invited for questioning by the agency, sources said. The following NIA officers have already been interviewed by the agency in regards to Sonko’s absconding.
Amie Ndong, NIA officer stationed at the Brikama Governor’s office and also the wife of Ousman Sonko
Indeh Baldeh, NIA officer. Indeh hailed from Sankuleh Kunda. She graduated from Storage Senior Secondary School. She was onetime attached at the airport.
Saihou Sanneh, NIA officer.
The trio were questioned and they all denied having knowledge about Sonko’s escape. They were later let go. None of the questioned NIA officers have been fired. They still maintain their employment with the agency.
In another development, some soldiers have started absconding in the wake of Sonko’s escape. One officers, who goes with the last name Badjie, of the State House, is said to be on the run. Overall, over ten soldiers have embarked on an AWOL (absent from work without leave).
Meanwhile, the NIA DG Yankuba Badjie is travelling to Dakar today. Mr. Badjie was also in Dakar this past week. He has been shuttling between Dakar and Banjul for the past two weeks. Sources said Badjie is not travelling with his official driver this time around. He is on an official mission, our source said. We will continue to monitor his activities and report to our readers. Stay tuned.