Police call for calm amid Ousman Darboe’s death

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The office of the Inspector General of Police received disturbing information about a mob marching towards the Anti Crime Unit to protest the demise of Ousman Darboe. The Office of the IGP is calling on the youth to observe calm and restraint.

Ousman Darboe’s name came up during investigations into a breaking and stealing incident that occurred at Kerr Serign on 11 July 2019. Suspects in the said case confessed selling items stolen from the Kerr Serign incident to Ousman Darboe.

Investigators visited his shop at Serrekunda market where a Flat Screen television, part of the stolen items was recovered from his possession.

On The 12th July 2019, he was arrested and charged with receiving stolen properties contrary to the laws of The Gambia. On Monday the 15th of July 2019, he was granted bail within 72hours as specified by law and was subsequently reporting on bail.

Ousman Darboe during his detention was said to be an Asthma patient as shown by medical papers tendered by his family which prompted his bail.

The Inspector General’s Office assures the public that it will continue a probe into the death of Ousman Darboe and the outcome will be duly communicated to ascertain the cause of death.

In this regard, the public is urged to maintain the peace and security of the country.