13 arrested, charged in URR land tussle

Jul 16, 2020, 1:09 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Police in the Upper River Region have arrested and charged 13 people in connection with the Perai Tenda and Waliba Kunda village land tussle, The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspects at the time of gathering the report are on detention at the Basse Police Station as investigation into the matter continues. A source that spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity confirmed the development.

Our source also confirmed that among the 13 people arrested, nine of them are from Perai Tenda village while the remaining four are from Waliba Kunda village. “The nine people from Perai Tenda have been charged with arson, wilful damage and going armed in public, while those at Waliba Kunda have been charged with going armed in public.

Another source who is familiar with the matter and wished anonymity confirmed that all the 13 people have been charged by the police. However, he was quick to add that all of them have been granted police bail.

It could be recalled that last week, the two villages clashed over a land, resulting in the injury of 12 people. The people wounded at Waliba Village include: Gibbi Jawo, Maimuna Jawo, Amadou Baldeh, Momodou Jawo, Alhagie Baldeh, Amadou Jawo, Hamidou Mballow, Yerro Sabally, Amadou Baldeh and Samba Jawo, while one Karafa Sanneh from Perai Tenda was also reported wounded during the clash.

During the clash, a compound belonging to Lamin Susso of Waliba Kunda was set on fire, while Alfusainey Mballow’s fence and some of their food stuff were allegedly destroyed.