Dr. Ceesay, Yakumba Jaiteh blast police brutality, violence

Mar 18, 2022, 1:47 PM | Article By: Ali Jaw

The party leader of Citizens' Alliance(CA) and political expert, Dr. Ismaila, has condemned the mind-boggling act of violence and brutality meted on an unarmed civilian seen on a viral video, while nominated National Assembly Member (NAM), Ya Kumba Jaiteh, blasts and raps the Gambia police for brutalisation and intimidation of innocent people by the Gambia police.

On his Twitter page, Dr Ceesay wrote: "We condemn all forms of police brutality. We urge The Gambia police to always exercise restraint and act within the confines of the law when maintaining public order.

"We advise all citizens to always be disciplined and law abiding and follow legal processes where they feel injured."

In a similar vein, while speaking during a consultative forum held at Kairaba Beach Hotel among stakeholders of the electoral process, Yakumba Jaiteh blasted and criticised members of the Gambia Police Force for acts violence meted on innocent civilians.

She pondered that she herself has been a victim of such a modus operandi of the Gambian police and knows how it feels.

"Once I was in my car on the highway driving, I saw them slapping and victimising someone, who was already put at the back of the car," she voiced out.

She said the authorities concerned need to be realistic, because there has been no such thing called security reform, saying "let’s call a spade a spade.”

Over the days, the police have also been around the Kanifing Municipality (KMC) displaying a vehicle believed to be containing the hot water tank, and this has also signalled some discomfort among some. Many consider this an act of intimidation by the Gambia police, as there is no situation that calls for such.

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