Mankamang Kunda butcher, notorious cattle thief arrested

Friday, June 08, 2018

Police in the Central River Region town of Bansang have arrested two notorious cattle thieves for their involvement in the alleged theft of 3 heads of cattle, in one of the villages in the Upper Fulladou District of CRR, The Point has been informed.

The accused persons were one Kandeh Ceesay, a butcher at Mankamang Kunda village in the Jimara District and one Mr. Wurra. They are currently being detained at the Bansang Police Station as investigation into the matter continues.

However, our CRR source revealed that Mr. Wurra was the one who stole the said three heads of cattle, and sold it to Mr. Ceesay who who sells meat at Mankamang Kunda, the home village of President Adama Barrow.

The accused, our source added, has confessed to stealing the said three heads of cattle. However, it was during the process of transporting them to the second accused person Mr. Ceesay that one of the stolen cattle refused to go, so he decided to leave it behind.

“Two of the stolen cattle have since been recovered from the second suspect, while the remaining one was still at large,” our source added.

The first accused person has been charged with stealing, while Kandeh Ceesay was slammed with receiving stolen property.

Meanwhile, our reporter has been reliably informed that the first accused person has been earlier convicted on several occasions for his involvement in cattle wrestling related cases.

It was in 2015, when he (Mr. Ceesay) was ordered by the Livestock Association of The Gambia to stop engaging in butchery practice in Mankamang Kunda for the fact that he did not have a license.  This move was reached following a meeting that was organised by the said livestock association in The Gambia and their Senegalese counterpart. The said meeting was also graced by securities chiefs in URR.
Author: Momodou Jawo