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Nigerian National Netted for Attempting to Commit Felony

Dec 17, 2008, 4:07 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

Chindirim David Awu, a Nigerian national was reported to have being arrested by the police for attempting to commit a felony.

According to Superintendent Malamin Ceesay Officer, Commanding Major Crime Unit of the Gambia Police Force on 5thDecember 2008, his office received a tip-offthat a Nigerian national Chindirim David Awu, a resident of Old Yundum, was given a photograph of a Gambian who was living in the United States but presently in The Gambia. Officer Ceesay disclosed that the Nigerian national informed him that he was given a photograph by a Gambian and the Gambian told him that if he could fetch a Gambian he would give him $2000. He said the Nigerian man when to fetch the Gambian some where in Bakau in a Hotel. According to Superintendent Ceesay the Gambian complainant panicked and informed the police that while he was in the United States some Gambians came to his house and beat him very seriously and he suspected it was the same Gambian.

According to OC Ceesay, the person who brought the photograph from the United States was still at large. He revealed that the suspect was arrested and was in police custody helping in the investigations. Superintendent Malamin Ceesay further advised the general public to be very vigilant and report to the police if they suspect a crime was about to be committed. He added that the Nigerian national had since been charged.

Meanwhile in a separate development, the police have also arrested two petrol Station attendants, Joseph Samson and Babucarr Njie at Castle petrol Station in Sukuta for allegedly stealing the sum of D47, 746.49.

According to Superintendent Malamin Ceesay Officer Commanding Major Crime Unit at the Gambia Police Force, the pump attendants claimed that unknown people has robbed them and reported the matter at Yundum Police Station. He said the matter was investigated by the police at Yundum and found to be untrue and this was on the 13thDecember 2008. He said the police investigation revealed that the money was hidden behind the fence and the police have recovered from the suspects the sum of D31, 537.