GAMBIAN FOOTBALLER MIRED IN FRESH FRAUD ALLEGATIONS -Investigators ‘Secure New Evidence’

Hits: 11355Trouble could be simmering for Gambian footballer if investigators claim of unearthing new evidence is anything to rely on. The 21-year-old striker, contracted to second division German outfit Hamburg, began this month on a dismal note after police stormed his residence in a surprise investigation. Thrusting their warrant to his face and barging in on him, police trawled through pyramid of files found in his home scouring for evidence. Phone, laptops and other valuables were eventually seized which police feel could give them required leads to begin prosecuting the…

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Two coronavirus patients escape from EFSTH

Hits: 9325Two coronavirus patients have escaped from Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, The Fatu Network has gathered. The patients absconded from EFSTH 6&7 ward after their results were announced to them, a source said. One of the cases – a Gunjur man – left with his escort while the other case believed to be residing in London Corner slipped out of the hands of his escort, the source added. The Fatu Network understands an operation to apprehend the two men is underway. Health promotion chief Modou Njai said he has…

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Gambia arrest top irregular migration organisers

Hits: 9659 An operation headed by operatives of the State Intelligence Services (SIS) in collaboration with officers of The Gambia Police Force have made a major breakthrough as they arrested top irregular migration organisers as the fight against irregular migration intensifies, The Point has been reliably informed. The suspects: Morr Jop and Abdou Sey, both Senegalese, are currently under custody as investigation into the matter continues. A source who is familiar with the matter and spoke to The Point on the condition of anonymity has confirmed the development. Our source…

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45 stranded Gambian women in Lebanon to return soon – NAATIP

Hits: 9265The executive director, National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons has revealed that her office is working on repatriating the 45 Gambian women stranded in Lebanon. Tulie Jarawa-Cessay further said the process to return them is slow because of the travel restrictions around the world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Once they are back their cases will be investigated or even where they are now, if they will be able to give us information as to who their perpetrators are, we can start interviews right here,” she said.…

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Gambia: SIC denies receiving D8M from Barrow

Hits: 11927The Supreme Islamic Council has denied reports that its officials had received millions of dalasis from President Adama Barrow for a nationwide tour to canvass for him to serve for five years. Recent social media reports suggested that President Barrow gave the top brass of the country’s apex Islamic body eight million dalasis for a nationwide tour to ask Gambians to rally behind him regarding his plan to remain in office until 2021. But in a rebuttal posted on its website on Friday, SIC said the tour has ‘nothing…

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Girl, 15, Arrested For ‘poisoning’ Parents

Hits: 12744An unidentified fifteen-year-old girl was Friday arrested, questioned and released on bail by police in Basse for allegedly poisoning her parents, The Standard can reliably report. She was questioned then confessed to putting poison in her parents’ food who survived. According to a family source, the girl told the police that her actions were out of frustration with her parents’ continuous interference in her private life. “The girl would always want to go out at night but her parents would refuse, especially when they realised that whenever she left…

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Gambia: Investigation on 38 Containers Begins

Hits: 5958The Minister of the Environment, Climate Change and Natural resources Mr. Lamin Dibba has confirmed that investigation on 38 containers of wood held at Banjul Wharf has started. The Minister said so in telephone interview, adding that the Investigation will take six weeks and that the investigation panel involves the Police and the Intelligence Services. It could be recalled that the minister had confirmed early last month that his ministry had intercepted 38 containers of wood. He said those responsible will be taken to court once a case is…

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Gambia: GFA Party Led By BB Dabo Elect Officials

Hits: 5553The newest party in the country dubbed Gambia for All (GFA) party which is founded by Bakary Bunja Dabo, has recently elected its officials at a local hotel in Kololi. No official announcement has been made by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the Party’s registration yet. In a press statement issued to Foroyaa by its leaders, it is said the party held its constitutive congress from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, 2019 with three main objectives. The objectives were to review and approve the draft constitution of…

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Gambia: Ex-VP Tambajang accuses Tangara, Darboe of engineering her sacking

Hits: 6346Former vice president Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang has accused Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara of running a vendetta against her. Speaking to Kerr Fatou in a lengthy interview to be aired on GRTS today, Tambajang further blamed Tangara and Ousainu Darboe for masterminding her sacking in 2018 after just over one year. “The president said he removed me because I have written a letter to the UN signing it as acting president which was unconstitutional and undiplomatic. Barrow said that was the advice he got from Mamadou Tangara, now Foreign Minister and…

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Gambia: ‘Jammeh is central pillar of terror, human rights abuses’

Hits: 8088Abubacarr Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice said former President Yahya Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses meted on ordinary Gambians and others during his regime. “It has become increasingly apparent to the government, based on the revelation at the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) over the past one year that former President Jammeh was a central pillar in infrastructure of terror and human rights abuses during his leadership.” Consequently, he said, the government deems it most fitting those…

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