Officers of the Gambia Police Force have arrested Chief Superintendent Muhammed Kanteh, Police Commissioner for Brikama; Abdou Njie, Chairman of the Operation 3 Years Jotna, Yankuba Darboe, senior executive of the 3 Years Jotna pressure group, Ebrima Kitim Jarjue, Binta Nyabally, Camara Bah, Lamin Conteh and other members of the group. The police have also arrested journalist Pa Modou Bojang, proprietor of Digital Home FM, and dozens of protesters who are all in police custody.
Chief Supt. Kanteh was said to have left his men on duty and rushed to the Serrekunda General Hospital where he visited two of his brothers whom he said, were stabbed during the protest earlier today, 26th January 2020.
“I have 100 men under me as I speak, I left them because my brothers are stabbed,” Police Commissioner Kanteh told journalists at the Serrekunda Hospital.
Chief Supt. Kanteh also argued that his brothers were exercising their constitutional right.
Riots began earlier in the morning when riot police clashed with the protesters at the Sting Corner along the Banjul highway.
Written by The Digest