The December, 30th 2014, jailed coupists have been pardoned President Adama Barrow, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Former State Guard army private Modou Njie, was among those released. Mr. Njie, has since reunited with his family. Mr. Njie, was one of the captured attackers. He is now a free man.

A source writing to us said: “ Modou Njie is released. I am talking to him. He is in good spirit.”

Also released was Captain Amadou Sowe. Mr. Sowe was released last night. He was accused of conspiring with the coupists. He used to work at the State House. This was the officer, the late Lamin Sanneh, met at the entrance of the State House, when Sanneh and co entered the building.  

“Captain Amadou Sowe, has also been released. He is my relative. He was bought home last night around 9 PM at New Yundum,” said a relative of Mr. Sowe.

Sarjo Jarju, the former head of Jammeh’s close protection unit has also been released. Officer Mboob, the former Army Instructor at the Fajara Barracks has also been released. This medium can report that all those jailed in connection with the December, 30th coup have been released.

President Barrow’s magnanimous gesture towards the condemned prisoners have been widely welcomed by families here in Banjul. The mile two prison is virtually empty.  Almost all the high profile prisoners have been set free. 

In another development, the mother of the late Kanilai Camp Commander Lieutenant Ebou Lowe, has been complaining about the murder of her son. She accuses former dictator Yahya Jammeh, of ordering for the killing of Lowe, Daba Marena, Alpha Bah, Malafi Corr, and Alieu Ceesay. The old woman is calling for justice to be dispensed in the case of the murdered officers. 

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