Gambian man who was Monday jailed in the US for his role in the 30 December 2014 ill-fated plot to overthrow the former Gambian regime of President Yahya Jammeh has issued a defiant message saying he had no regrets for his actions.
Alhaji Boye, 46, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was given a nine-month jail term by District Judge W. Earl Britt of the Eastern District of North Carolina, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to export defense articles (firearms) from the United States to the Gambia.
He will also be subjected to a three-year probation after his release.
But in a video message posted on his Facebook page shortly after the verdict, Mr. Boye said he is not frightened at the thought of spending time in prison.
“I did what I did for the love of the Gambia,” he said.
“The Gambia is my home and the freedom of my country and people is worth going to prison for. The only thing I regret is the death of my colleagues such as Lamin Sanneh, [Alhagie] Jaja Nyass, Njaga Jagne and other victims of the Jammeh regime” reported Jollofnews.