Sep 24, 2020, 12:58 PM
The government in memo seen by The Point has revoked the scaling down of public service staff in the country, thus urging them to resume work by 28 September 2020.
Mr. Mboob, the head of the Anti-Crime Unit allegedly hit Mr. Sanneh in his genitals leaving him with severe pains without any arrests or investigations. This type of wanton cruelty is reminiscent of some of the witness testimonies from the TRRC.
The UDP says in statement that it vehemently condemns the alleged acts police brutality, personally meted out by the head of the Anti-Crime Unit, Mr. Gorgi Mboob in the presence of witnesses thereafter offer an apology to the victim Mr. Sanneh again in the presence of witnesses.
“Senior police officers are supposed to protect the citizens from crimes and not be perpetrators of crimes themselves and like any other citizens of The Gambia, the GPF is not above the law.”
“Therefore, the UDP calls on the IGP & the Hon. Minister of Interior to investigate this matter urgently and thoroughly. As in all cases of serious criminal allegations, the person suspected of committing an offence must be arrested immediately thereafter the Police can determine whether to grant bail or not.”
Without swift action on the part of the IGP in this matter, the Gambia Police Force will lose any credibility it still has with Gambian people. Without a proper investigation in this serious allegation the Gambia Police Force will damage its reputation further and that the GPF has not significantly changed since the ousting of the dictator in 2016, the party said in statement issued by its secretary general.
The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday morning received in his office the captain of The Gambia’s international youth team, Tijan Jaiteh, who was recently appointed Goodwill Ambassador of The Gambia by His Excellency President Adama Barrow.