Thursday, December 29, 2011

Police Netted Civilian Over Alpha Omar's Murder

Police PRO Yerro Mballow
The Gambia Police Force have in their custody a man linked to the murder of Alpha Omar Jobe in Manjai-Kunda.
Jobe, a 22-year-old Gambian born of Guinean parents died on Friday Dec. 16 following a severe torture unleashed on him allegedly by the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), personnel at Manjai Police station.
But the police spokesperson Yerro Mballow, said the suspect in their custody is a civilian.
However reports have it that Lamin Jarju, NDEA officer whose name featured prominently in the saga has absconded to Cassamance, southern province of Senegal.
Mr Mballow, meanwhile, said “I’m not aware of that. We only have one suspect in our custody and pursuing the rest.”
The suspect whose name is yet to be disclosed is now helping the police in their investigation, according to Mr Mballow.
“I cannot reveal his name because it might jeopardise our investigation as we are chasing others,” Mballow added.
He said the police are relying on the public to come forward and give information.
“If anybody knows where the rest of the suspects are, let them come forward and inform the police,” he advised.

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