Gambia: France to train Gambian police on crowd control, others

Hits: 563The Government of The Gambia in collaboration with the French National Police shall conduct two-week training for 40 Gambian Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officers of The Gambia Police Force on Public Order Tactical. Applications in Kanifing from the 10th to the 21st June, 2019. This is the first training to be undertaken by the French-Gambia Cooperation towards applying the principles of good governance to security provision, management and supervision in a democratic context. Principles for Security Sector Governance include effectiveness, efficiency, accountability, transparency, responsiveness and the rule of law.…

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Gambia: Police get 28 new vehicles

Hits: 418The new Interior Minister Habib Saihou Drammeh on Friday handed over 28 new vehicles to the Gambia Police Force, as part of investment programmes initiated by his predecessor. The Ministry of the Interior through former Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty had secured funds from the World Bank to help provide the police with functional front-line vehicles alongside modern communication gadgets. The fleet which comprised 24 pick-up trucks and four station wagons were handed over at a ceremony held at the Kairaba Police Station. While handing over the vehicles, the new…

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Gambia: How GSM Providers are now helping Police Catch Thieves

Hits: 4692As the crime rates escalate to unprecedented levels, so is the Gambia Police Force stepping up its game to salvage the nation from the claws of the undesirable elements in the society. The GSM providers are playing a crucial role in this crusade as the Police can now rely on them to provide mobile caller locations in theft cases. A source close to the Police Headquarters in Banjul revealed that significant progress has been made in nabbing criminals especially those that are seasoned thieves due to the cooperation they…

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Gambia: Police Nab 3 ‘Nawec Thieves’

Hits: 448Following a tip off by a concerned citizen on suspected theft of fuel at NAWEC (Kotu Power Station), The Gambia Police CID in Kanifing mounted surveillance in the area that led to the arrest of three people in the early hours of Monday 13 November 2017. According to a police statement, the three men were caught with 5 drums, each containing 20 litre of gasoil as they load the loot into a taxi BJL 9612 M. The suspects are Essa Mbenga (principal duspect – permanent Staff NAWEC), Lamin Samateh…

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Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Hits: 476Police in the Kanifing municipality have arrested one Mika Ba, a 32-year-old man and a native of Pikine, Dakar, The Standard can authoritatively report. He is the main suspect in the killing of his roommate, Pape Ndiaye on 21 October 2017 in Manjai Kunda . The accused is currently under the custody at Kairaba Police Station helping with the investigations. The accused is suspected to have killed Ndiaye after allegedly hitting him with a stick on his face and breaking his jaws. Police public relations officers, Assistant Superintendent Foday…

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