Gambia: GAF still searching 3 escaped soldiers

Hits: 1767Personnel of the Military Police of The Gambia Armed Force (GAF) are currently manhunting three escaped soldiers from Fajara Barracks, The Point has learnt. The spokesperson of GAF, Major Lamin Sanyang, confirmed the development to The Point, saying that the military police of GAF are currently looking for the suspects. It could be recalled that personnel of the military police last month arrested six soldiers from Fajara Barracks as they were posted at Gunjur. Their arrest followed a land tussle between Berending and Gunjur that led to a loss…

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Gambia: Attorney general considers jungulers’ release

Hits: 1002Abubacarr Tambadou, the attorney general and minister of Justice has told QTV that he was considering granting bail or release the ‘junglers,’ members of the hit-squad (killers) instituted by ex-president, Yahya Jammeh. He said: “On Monday and Tuesday, Malick Jatta appeared before the TRRC and has so far given information that has been helpful to the efforts of the TRRC to establish the truth. Certainly I will not rule out the possibility of granting them bail or releasing them for the time being until we get the recommendations from…

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Gambia: Police officer charged with Kebba Secka’s murder

Hits: 884On Tuesday 9 July 2019, between 22:00hrs and 23:00hrs, the Office of the Inspector General of Police received information that an incident of stabbing occurred around Palma Rima Junction in which 25-year-old Kebba Secka was stabbed with a knife by an unidentified person resulting to his death. Police officers were immediately dispatched to the scene leading to the initial arrest and subsequent release of four suspects when investigators established they were not culpable for the crime. After taking appropriate actions, the police eventually moved the body to Edward Francis Small…

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Gambia: Over 5,000 Gambians arrive in Italy by boat in 2017 Immigration Reveals

Hits: 602Hulay Jallow, the deputy director of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) has stated that 5, 808 Gambians have arrived in Italy via boat in 2017. “Between January and June 2017, 4, 920 arrived in Italy via boat, while those that arrived in the whole year total to 5, 808, including 4, 249 male, and 122 female. However, 1, 437 were children of which 1, 417 are unaccompanied minors,” she said. The GID deputy director was speaking yesterday at the opening of two day seminar on National Stakeholders Forum on…

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Gambia: Gov’t redeploys 9 permanent secretaries

Hits: 916Consistent with its philosophy to foster growth and promote rapid and efficient delivery of resources within all sectors of governance, The Gambia Government acting on Executive Advisory, has redeployed nine (9) Permanent Secretaries. The redeployment immediately, affects the Permanent Secretaries of the following ministries: Mr. Lamin Camara, Permanent Secretary (PS) Agriculture moves to Ministry of Petroleum & Energy; Mr. Mod K. Ceesay, PS Ministry of Trade & Employment moves to the Ministry of Transport, Works & Infrastructure; Ms. Ndey Marie Njie, PS Ministry of Youth & Sports moves to…

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Gambia: Armed robbers injured 10 people AT Demfal

Hits: 1136Armed robbers Friday attacked a shop in Demfai; a small community in Central River Region’s Sami District, injuring 10 people including children. They also went away with two million CFA and 7, 000 dalasis before arrival of the security personnel at the scene. Witnesses told The Point that eight who were armed with guns, sticks and cutlasses attacked Papa Sey’s shop at around 8 p.m., seriously injuring his mother; Fatou Mai Bah and others. The shop owner’s younger brother Jariga Sey, who was selling in the shop at the…

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Gambia: ‘Organised crime generates over $800B a year’

Hits: 2152The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure has disclosed that a recent report by the United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNODC) estimated that across the world, Organised Crime generates over $800 billion a year – more than six times the amount of official development assistance to Africa and close to 7% of the world’s exports of merchandise. Out of this figure, he added that drug trafficking forms the bulk with an estimated annual value of $320 billion. Ebrima Sillah was speaking at the opening of a two-day high…

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Gambia: ‘High Court has jurisdiction to remand Yankuba Touray’

Hits: 2623Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul declared in a ruling delivered on the 1st July, 2019 that the High Court of The Gambia has jurisdiction to try and remand murder suspects like Yankuba Touray. Justice Jaiteh’s declaration was premised on the application made by lawyer Abdoulie Sissoho, legal Counsel for Yankuba Touray that the High Court does not have jurisdiction to remand the accused (Yankuba Touray). Lawyer A. Sissoho raised the issue of jurisdiction when the matter was called and he pointed out that the High…

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Gambia: TRRC lodges complaints against Yankuba Touray at High Court

Hits: 3207The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), chaired by Dr. Lamin J. Sise on Tuesday, 2 July, 2019 formally lodged a complaint against Yankuba Touray, former junta member of the AFPRC and minister of Local Government and Lands before the High Court presided over by Justice Sainabou Wadda- Cisse. Yankuba Touray was not charged with a fresh charge on Monday before the High Court as earlier reported; after being charged with the murder of Ousman Koro Ceesay, former Finance minister in Ex-president Jammeh’s regime. A referral for contempt proceedings…

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Gambia: Truck accident blamed on ECOMIG checkpoint

Hits: 2749Interstate commercial transport stakeholders have blamed truck accidents on the ‘poor’ location of the West African military forces at Bwiam Foni Kansala District in the West Coast Region. The Economic Community of West Africa Mission In The Gambia (ECOMIG) mounts its checkpoint on the bend along the swamp belt of the South Bank highway. Their presence is the scenario of sub regional intervention to help in the restoration of good governance in the country which began in 2017. Mamadi Baldeh who contacted our newsroom claimed damages of over one…

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