Jan 11, 2021, 10:23 AM
The Gambia has registered 16new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,857.
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.
Omar Cham, an agent of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA) of The Gambia in his second day testimony before the TRRC, accepted torturing several individuals when they were detained or brought to the intelligence headquarters in Banjul.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has called on minimarkets and supermarkets in the habit of not returning monetary change particularly coins to customers upon purchase of items in their business premises to desist from such, according to a news release.
State House, Banjul, April 22, 2020 – President Adama Barrow will participate in a video conference of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Summit, Thursday, 23rd April 2020 at 10:00 a.m., a dispatch from State House states.