Alleged armed robber arrested at Abuko

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Alieu Njie, a Gambian national residing at Tabokoto has been arrested by police at Abuko for burglary; The Point has been reliably informed.

Over the past month and a half, a burglary act has been reported around the same place but no one was apprehended.

This time, the incident occurred at a shop just 200 meters away from the Abuko Nature Reserve in which Mr. Njie is suspected to have carried out.

One of the eye witnesses Kaddy Sonko told this reporter that she woke up in the early hours of Sunday morning to fetch water from a neighbourhood and when she stepped out of their compound, she saw someone inside a shop with a touch light.

Miss Sonko narrated that when she saw the man; she became suspicious and went to inform the shop owner about it. She said an alarm was immediately raised that attracted the attentions of the neighbourhood who came out and found the burglar busy looting the shop.   

She further said the neighbors later came to found that they were three in numbers with a red coloured mini-van parked outside the shop.

The shop owner Modou Lamin Bah said he was in his house sleeping when he heard someone calling him that a thief was inside his shop. He said when he came out; he saw the alleged burglars fully armed with crowbars, knives, hammer and others dangerous weapons.

Mr. Bah said when he shouted, the alleged burglars boarded the waiting mini-van and drove away, adding that he tried to chase them towards Tabokoto but could not reach them.

He revealed that the alleged burglars went away with D15, 000 and some materials worth over 1,570 dalasi and his official residence documents.

Author: Lamin Gibba