Barely a week after she was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown assailant, Awa Jallow has broken her silence over an incident that has left residents of Manjai kunda still under shock. The 23 year old Forex agent had a gun held to her and was told to hand over monies kept in the safe, amounting to 7,000 dalasis.
“The incident happened last Wednesday at about 11 am. That day I forgot to lock the front office’s door,” Awa Jallow told this reporter during an exclusive interview.
The armed robbery that took place in Manjai kunda is the latest of series of incidents that are in contrast with a recent police report, indicating that “the crime rate in the country is not in the increase.”
Located a few blocks away from United Democratic Party (UDP) headquarter in Manjai, the Forex bureau is also adjacent to a restaurant, facing the road leading to Kotu Police station.
Ms Awa Jallow said when the guy stood in front of her, fear and anxiety touched every piece of her mind. “When he pulled out his pistol, there was no other option than to comply,” she said.
She was not able to identify the culprit as he was wearing a mask, and parked his motorbike in a way that the number plate cannot not be seen through from inside.
“He got away with my mobile, laptop and data card after asking me to go lie down in the second office,” she recalled.
Awa Jallow seized the opportunity to call on Gambian authorities to make sure that security prevail in the country. “Without security, there can be no development, and vice versa.”
At Manjai Kunda Police station it was confirmed that the matter was reported there, and investigation is going on.
By Freedom Newspaper