Ex-private Modou Njie currently serving a death sentence at the Mile 2 Central Prison for his participation in the December 30 attack on State House in Banjul, was today, Monday escorted to the country’s main hospital Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital to see a doctor.
Njie, who suffered broken hand and other gruesome injuries during brutal tortures at the hands of Jammeh’s infamous killing squad called ‘junglers’, was put on chains under the escort of at least 50 armed security men from the Gambian military alongside operatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). He was taken to the hospital to get a cast removed from his broken hand.
“Standing from a distance at the hospital when they walked in, I could tell Njie like anyone else present was dismayed at the number of armed men around him,” said a source. The source further added that even though Njie was cuffed on both hands and legs, he maintained calm.
Modou Njie, a former private soldier in the Gambian army, was captured at the scene of State House attack last December, while four members of the Freedom Fighters got killed and a handful of others fled the country. He was tried by a secret Court Martial that conducted proceedings at the Fajara Barracks in Bakau. Other convicted officers were Lt. Col. Sarjo Jarju, Captain Buba Bojang, Captain Abdoulie Jobe, Captain Buba Sanneh and Lieutenant Amadou Sowe. But all the men have since filed an appeal against their conviction.
Meanwhile, Modou Njie’s father, Bai Jobe Njie, a driver at the Kanifing Municipal Council is still being held at the National Intelligence Agency for over three months now because of his son’s involvement in the December 30 attack.