UDP Banjul South NAM reveals how a man attempted to set his house on fire

Jun 22, 2022, 11:02 AM | Article By: Isatou Ceesay-Bah &  Pa Modou Cham

Hon. Modou Lamin Bah, the United Democratic Party (UDP) National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North has told this medium that a man attempted to set his house on fire a day after his victory celebration held in Banjul.

Hon. Bah celebrated his parliamentary election victory on Saturday 18 June 2022, as he returned gratitude to his supporters for entrusting him as their representative at the National Assembly.

"Some people attempted to set my house on fire around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday. My wife knocked and informed me about the matter. Suddenly the man ran away because I realised he decided to open the door when electricity was going on-and-off."

He said when he checked his window in the morning, he realised that some part of the window was set on fire. Hon. Bah confirmed that his wife saw the alleged, unidentified man holding fire with his hands before he found his way to escape the scene.

"I was engaged with the National Assembly Select Committee but I delegated my wife to report the matter to the Police Station. The police came to the house and took some pictures."

He continued that the police also suspected an attempt of setting the house ablaze. Bah admitted that he does not suspect anyone for now.

"We are worried and the question I keep asking is that, why me as the new NAM for Banjul North. We have never seen this kind of foul play within the proximity and it is of great concern to us."

He said that they have engaged the Office of the Inspector General of Police, saying he and his wife have given their statements. Hon. Bah reiterated that he believes that the police will try all means to do what they can and make sure there is solution to the problem.
"My wife and the entire family are now afraid, especially my wife; and she is not very comfortable to be honest. I urge on the security to stand firm because I think the nation is insecure because on Saturday, one of my people was stabbed in the neck. God has helped him and he has survived that and now recovering."

He urged the National Assembly Standing Committee for Defence and Security to engage all the relevant stakeholders with regard to the safety and security of the nation. He continued that security patrol should continue, saying what happened to him could happen to anyone.