BANJUL – A man was arrested Friday at the King Fahad Mosque in Banjul after a gun was found in his bag, credible sources told The Standard.
According our sources the man was busted by metal detectors used by security from the Ecomig contingent guarding President Adama Barrow who was in the Mosque to observe prayers.
He was reported to be a non-duty soldier of Gambia Armed Forces Major Salifu Ngom, the spokesperson of the ECOMIG forces confirmed to The Torch, an internet blog on Gambia.
He said the soldier was found in possession of 9mm automatic pistol and 8 cartridges. Ngom said the soldier has been handed to the police for further investigation but gave no further details.
The Standard contacted a Gambian security chief who claimed not to have known about it but a credible source at the Mosque confirmed the incident.
“I saw a man being carried away and it was said that a gun was found with him. But I don’t know any details,” our source said.
The Gambia government has not made any comment on the matter so far.