Oct 16, 2015, 10:03 AM
ON THE PUBLICATION OF DAILY OBSERVER APRIL 10TH EDITION THAT STATES
“EX-INTERIOR MINISTER HAS NO CONNECTION IN THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE
The office of the inspector General of Police hereby refer you to an article published on the Daily Observer on the 10th April 2017 edition, which wrongly quoted the Crime Management Coordinator (CMC) in a joint press conference organized by the State House, GPF and GAF Press and Public Relations Offices.
According to the headline of the article, it states that “Ex-interior Minister, Ousman Sonko have no connection in the atrocities committed during the former regime”.
This statement which wrongly quoted the CMC in the headline brought a confusion among the readers of the newspaper and gave a different meaning to the whole statement of the CMC, even though it was clearly said in the inside story.
The office of the Inspector General of Police takes this opportunity to clarify to the general public the question posed to the CMC and what his reply was. The question was that “whether the former Interior Minister was the one in command and control of the Junglars”? And the answer from the CMC was that “there was no evidence yet to established that the former Interior Minister was the one in command and control of the Janglers, however, that those not mean he is not subjected to any investigation”
Furthermore, the Office of the Inspector General of Police warns the general public especially the media fraternity to avoid quoting people wrongly, that whatever is not clear to should be found out until doubts are cleared. That the Gambia Police Force has an open-door policy to all Gambians especially the media who we considered as great partners in national development.