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Immigration arrests alleged impersonator

May 10, 2011, 2:44 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

The Gambia Immigration officers on 5 May 2011 arrested a man called Gibel Njie, a resident of Sam Pateh in the Central River Region, presently residing at Bundung Borehole, for allegedly impersonating as an immigration officer collecting monies from people by false pretence.

Speaking in an interview with reporters yesterday at his office, the Public Relations Officer of the Immigration Department, Assistant Superintendant of Immigration Ensa Jawara said that one of their officers received information that the said Gibel Njie, who claimed to be a businessman, was "impersonating people".

Upon receiving the information, he said, their officer informed two prison officers to help him arrest the suspect at

Fitzgerald Street
in Banjul.

According to PRO Jawara, after the arrest of the suspect the matter was referred to the Intelligence Unit of the Immigration for further investigation, noting that a through investigation was conducted by the intelligence unit and the officer investigating the matter found out that the suspect collected money from six people amounting D6,900, adding that the officers were able to recover the said monies from the suspect.

He appealed to the general public to help the security apparatus by reporting such cases to the Professional Standard Unit of the Immigration Department.

"We will not compromise the integrity of the Immigration Department," PRO Jawara affirmed.