117 suspected criminal arrested

Apr 6, 2021, 12:06 PM

The Police High Command says it has activated a Joint Security High Visibility Patrols targeting criminal hideouts within the Greater Banjul and West Coast Regions, leading to arrest of 117 suspected criminals.

The objective of the operation was to tackle crime and criminal activities within communities and to dismantle all criminal hideouts, as well as prosecute offenders in accordance with the Law.

Over the weekend a total number of 117 people including three females were arrested at various criminal hideouts within the Greater Banjul and West Coast Regions. Among the number of people arrested, 15 were arrested at Banjul Region, 75 arrested at Kanifing Region and 27 arrested at West Coast Region.

According to the police, they were arrested in connection with several offences including going armed in public, assault causing actual bodily harm, possession of suspected drugs, possession of suspected stolen properties, idle and disorderly manners, and attempt to commit felony among others.

They are currently being processed for court actions.

“The public is assured that; the conduct of the security personnel shall be strictly within the confines of the Law. To ensure this, the Police High Command has instituted a strong Inspectorate Unit to regularly supervise and monitor the activities of security personnel, in a bid to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of Law.”

The police notified the public that they may be seeing high presence of security movements within their vicinities as routine patrols will be intensified. However, they said people are urged not to panic and should go about doing their lawful businesses.

“Individuals going armed in public with knives and other small weapons will be stopped and searched and anyone found wanting will be processed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law,” says the police.”

Similarly, police say all criminal dens, vous, ghettos, and criminal hideouts will be targeted during the exercise.

“Members of the public who wish to travel outside or leave their homes for other reasons during odd hours of the night are accordingly encouraged to carry with them documents for identification purposes.”

“The public is further reminded that, it is our collective responsibility to collaborate and partner with the security in the fight against crime.”

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Bakary K. Jammeh
Banking industry liquidity ratio stood at 93.5% in June 2020
Sep 2, 2020, 12:08 PM

In a press release after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), Governor Bakary K. Jammeh stated that the liquidity ratio of the banking industry stood at 93.5% as at end-June 2020. This is higher than the requirement of 30%.

NHRC  urges gov’t  to  respect court decisions 
Nov 23, 2021, 12:20 PM

Reacting to the arbitrary arrest of Nenneh F. Gomez, a political activist and the Country Representative of Global Hearts of Medical Mission (GLOBAL HOMM), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged The Gambia government to respect Court decisions/orders as required by law, declaring that the practice of arbitrary arrests is unacceptable in a democratic society, and are a threat to respect for fundamental human rights particularly the right to personal liberty as well as the right to property which is guaranteed by the 1997 Constitution and other international human rights instruments ratified by The Gambia.

Ambassador Sene
1st phase beneficiaries of Senegalese gov’t to receive cash today
May 8, 2020, 11:48 AM

Senegalese ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Bassirou Sene has confirmed that first phase of beneficiaries of the Senegalese government assistance to citizens in The Gambia will start receiving their monies today, Friday.

Tourism Policy
Tourism Ministry holds National  Tourism Policy, Strategy validation 
Nov 9, 2021, 12:38 PM

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture with support from the UNDP and MoFEA yesterday began a two day validation forum for a formulated draft National Tourism Policy and Strategy for the period 2021-2030 at the Sir. Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Centre.