ARRESTED: (L-R) Yankuba Badjie, the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency and Ex Director of Operations Sheikh Omar Jeng

Yankuba Badjie, the former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency and the former Director of Operations Sheikh Omar Jeng, have been taken into custody.

Media sources in Gambia said the former NIA officers were arrested last night.

“I just want to tell you that Sheikh Omar Jeng and Yankuba Badjie are arrested since yesterday and I am very sure of the information, but still as a journalist can you make your findings,” the media quoted a source.

Another source was quoted saying the arrest of the duo was discussed shortly after the Finance Minister’s press conference. “I will not be surprised about the arrest of Yankuba Badjie. I was informed about their imminent arrest,” the source said.