Gambia officer Sanna Fadera’s sister denies he plotted coup attempt


A sister of the alleged ringleader of a failed coup attempt in The Gambia has called for his release, saying he was not involved in any plot to topple President Adama Barrow’s government. Lance Corporal Sanna Fadera was arrested a week ago after the government accused him of masterminding an attempted coup. Two more officers were detained over the weekend, the government said. This brings to seven the number of arrests over the alleged plot. None of the accused has as yet been charged in court. In a BBC interview, Alia Fadera, the eldest sister of the lance-corporal, said he could not have plotted a coup, as he was only a medic in the navy with no access to weapons or influence in the military. “Since my brother’s arrest, we have not heard from him and we are worried,” she added. Mrs Fadera said the military had detained her brother at his workplace in the capital, Banjul, before bringing him to their village in Kiang Nema, 155km (96 miles) away.(BBC)…[+]