A United States federal judge in Eastern District of North Carolina, Monday, sent a US-based Gambian man to prison for his involvement in the December 2014 ill-fated plot to overthrow the former Gambian regime of President Yahya Jammeh Jollof News reported.
Alhaji Boye, 46, of Raleigh, North Carolina was given a nine-month jail term followed by 3 years of supervised release by Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt.
Boye pleaded guilty on October 31, 2016 to conspiracy to export defense articles (firearms) from the United States from January 1, 2014 to June 21, 2016.
He is the third Gambian to be jailed in the jailed for their role in the coup plot. His colleagues, Cherno Njie, the coup financier, and Banka Manneh who were jailed last year for conspiracy to violate the Neutrality Act and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence have already completed their terms.
Papa Faal, and Alagie Saidy Barrow who were also prosecuted for the same offense were sentenced to time served while in custody.