A former chief instructor at the Gambia National Army Training School who was arrested over misappropriation of army funds has been released, Foroyaa newspaper reported Monday.

Captain Modou MS Jallow was arrested last week for stealing over D200, 000 – monies that belonged to army recruits.

A source told Foroyaa newspaper that the senior officer was released from detention after the intervention of his family.

The spokesperson of the Gambia Armed Forces Major Lamin K Sanyang told Foroyaa newspaper family members have given back the money that Captain Jallow stole.

“The officer was released immediately when his family members paid the amount at GAF’s finance department in Banjul but will still be reporting on bail,” Foroyaa quoted Major Sanyang as saying.