Feb 10, 2021, 1:14 PM
The UN migration agency offices in Niger has confirmed that 183 Gambians were repatriated from their Agadez transit center in Niger in 2020, with CFA 15 million spent on facilitating return of the last batch of 30 last week.
In this regard, the Human Rights and Professional Standards Unit of the Gambia Police Force has been instructed to swiftly investigate and make recommendations for appropriate actions against the conduct of the officer.
Preliminary findings revealed that the officer is battling with a rare mental health condition, and episodes of mental imbalances experienced occasionally.
The police management is equally working with the family for appropriate psychiatric support and treatment recommendations.
We wish to re-assure the public that GPF is working towards its reform agenda of consolidating gains in democratic policing, at the center of which is respect for fundamental human rights of individuals and groups.
To this end, acts of violation of the human rights of individuals and groups will not be condoned within the ranks of the Police Force.
The public is always encouraged to share information with the Police as the maintenance of peace and security is the business of all.
The government of The Gambia through the Whitepaper on the recommendations of the TRRC findings will charge and prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh and Dr Tamsir Mbowe with murder for intentionally and knowingly causing the death of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), who were conscripted in the sham PATP and deprived of life-saving treatment.