Police release arrested protesters on bail

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A dozen people who were arrested by the police in connection with Serekunda protest have been released on bail, ASP Lamin Njie, police spokesperson has confirmed to The Point.

The 12 including rapper activist Ali Cham known as Killa Ace were released on Monday afternoon as investigation into the matter continues.

“The police are investigating their alleged involvement in vandalism and destruction of properties during last month’s mass protest in Serekunda,” ASP Njie told The Point on Sunday.

Last month, hundreds of youth protested against the death of a 33-year-old market vendor Ousman Darboe. He was alleged to have been tortured by the police, but police has since denied any wrongdoing.

Government, however, has set up a commission of inquiry to look in the allegation levelled against the police.

The protest that nearly turned into a riot resulted in the burning of vehicle tyres and also the house of the head of police Anti Crime Unit and several properties.