IGP urges public participation in fight against crime
By Cadet Inspector Alieu Jamanka
The Inspector General of the Gambia Police Police, Alh. Mamour Jobe has called on members of the general public to fully partake in the fight against crime, by volunteering useful information to the police, which to him, could go a long way in easing the job of law enforcement officers, for the security of all.
Speaking recently, as the Anti-Crime unit of the Gambia Police Force, hoist The Gambia nation flag and the police colors at its new premises in Bigilo, IG Jobe underscored the importance of information sharing between the police and the public to ensure swift and quick response.
Speaking further, the police boss announced the establishment of a unit of the ACU in Yundum, to reinforce the existing efforts of the force in keeping every Gambian and resident of the Gambia, safe and secured.
AIG Landing Bojang, Police chief of operations, revealed that the Gambia police force, through its ACU, will leave no stone unturned in the fight against crime and banditry.
According to him, constant patrols and collaboration with the public was the secret for the success of the ACU, he urged the men to take up their duties with utmost dedication and sense of belonging, so as to achieve the IGP’s vision of safety and security for all.
Other speakers at the event, includes Officer Commanding, ACU, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gorgi .L. Mboob and Mr. Lamin Kaaba of Star GSM, who donated 100 litres of fuel, 10 mobile phones and a box of Torch lights to the ACU.
RECOVERED SUSPECTED STOLEN PROPERTIES
Established on April, 16th 2018, with a mandate to combat all forms of crime and criminal activities throughout the country, the unit has succeeded in nabbing and prosecuting hundreds of suspected criminals in different courts.
Amongst the landmark cases, unraveled by the ACU, is the arrest on May, 21st 2018, of a gang of breakers who were alleged to had broken into a hardware shop in Bakoteh and went away with a staggering amount of both local and foreign currency amounting to CFA 7.5 million and another amount of US$1,100, out of which CFA 2.8 million was recovered. However, this group is said to be notorious for both breaking and robbery and that investigations further reveled that, sometimes in 2016 the same group was said to be responsible for a major heist at a Mauritanian national’s shop in Bakoteh, where thousands of dalasi were stolen.