May 18, 2020, 1:37 PM
Police in Brikama in The West Coast Region have arrested two individuals in connection with Brikama Market fire incident; The Point has been reliably informed.
Reacting to different audios including the one being sent to the latest female presidential aspirant, Marie Sock – a content insulting the Mandingo ethnicity, Mr. Fatty said that the frequent targeting of the Mandinkas is unfair and unacceptable.
He blamed former president, Yaya Jammeh, who he said, propagated and perfected the art of vilification and contempt against Mandinkas.
“The amount of verbiage from few misguided miscreants against the Mandinka tribe need to attract definite consequences,” he said.
“Every now and then, vile audio from deranged minds make the rounds attacking an entire ethnic group with impunity. This nonsense has to stop. Law enforcement agencies must intensify their intelligence coordination to swiftly arrest such deviants, isolate them and subject them to the full force of the law.”
“There appears to be a definite pattern in what seems to me as an established trend targeted against Mandinkas,” Mr. Fatty added.
“Each incident swells and dies with impunity. From Yaya Jammeh who propagated and perfected the art of vilification and contempt against Mandinkas to his ilk, irresponsible politicians like Laye Saine and other creative tendencies and practices to undermine the moral strength of the largest ethnic group.”
“We can no longer afford to remain silent for fear of characterisation. I stand to be counted, to condemn this relentless superfluous diabolical diatribe against the Mandinkas in The Gambia.”
“We will no longer stand askance and allow criminals insult our elders and tribe. I will not be silent out of political convenience or correctness. Wrong can never be right and something must be done about this according to law.”
“The Gambia Government through the Ministries of Justice and Interior must ensure that these criminals are identified, arrested and prosecuted. Our criminal justice system must adequately respond to this dangerous trend to avert a potentially more serious threat.”
“All futile efforts at hate and contempt shall remain otious. The Gambia Government must issue a Statement of condemnation and set the conversation against the promotion of ethnic tension and division in our country.”
“That will demonstrate to us the Government's attitude towards this specific and similar tendencies in the country. The Gambia's future peace and stability will be at risk if we do not effectively address and tackle this dastardly propensity head on now.”
“Tribal issues are very sensitive politically but potentially corrosive as well if ignored. We must be bold and talk about it without fear of being labelled. No one should insult an entire tribe like the Madinkas and expect nothing. Enough is enough,” he concluded.
Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has been dismissed from the agency, The Point has been reliably informed.
Nuha Conteh, a member of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) who was on Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia, (DLEAG) opened fire in the air as a means to enable his escape, The Point has learnt.
As coronavirus epidemic continues to cripple global economies and paralyse businesses, another sector feeling the devastating blow is the hospitality and allied sectors.
State House, Banjul, 4th June 2020: His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in accordance with the power vested in him under Section 138(2) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, has appointed Honourable Justice Awa Bah and Honourable Justice Edrissa F. Mbai as Justices of the Supreme Court of The Gambia.
Information has reached to The Point that despite the official closure of The Gambia’s borders with neighbouring Senegal, many still continue travelling through Kerr Jaing village in the Lower Niumi District to get in and out of the two countries.
Health Minister Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has given a rare insight into the country’s Health Ministry, citing a string of abnormalities due to the bad system inherited by the current government.