There have been waive of transfers lately in the Gambia police force, following the Basse pre/post-election violence, the Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Officers are being moved from one location to the other—amid efforts spearheaded by Barrow’s surrogates, family members and political hacks to subvert justice. The Gambia Democratic Congress Party (GDC) has been targeted for political persecution; all in the name of cowering them into submission.
Commissioner Famara Jallow’s handling of the Basse incident, according to sources close to the State House, doesn’t seem to go down well with the president’s brother Bulli Barrow, and Chief Kanimang Sanneh. The duo has been accused of interfering with the police’s work. They allegedly orchestrated the arrest of the GDC MP Alhagie Sowe and others.
Based on credible reports reaching our news desk, Commissioner Famara Jallow, has been yanked from Basse, and transferred to the West Coast Region. Mr. Jallow has been replaced by Commissioner Malaim Sankareh henceforth, said our sources. Mr. Sankareh was the OC of Mansakonko, until his sudden transfer to Basse.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Famara Jallow is going to take over from Commissioner Ousman Gibba. Mr. Gibba is going on a study leave, according to DEPENDABLE sources.
By all indications, Bulli Barrow and Chief Kanimang Sanneh are interfering with the work of the police. Officers are being transferred because they are not doing the bidding of the political hacks, said one State House insider. The same nonsense was happening during dictator Yahya Jammeh’s era, the insider added.
Dodou Sannoh’s name also came under our radar. He is said to be a polarizing figure in the Basse area. Sannoh is said to be the new Baba Jobe in the new Gambia, according to one source, who spoke to us on condition of anonymity.
“If the Basse political crisis is not handled with care, it could escalate into a full-blown crisis. People are fighting in that region of the Gambia on a daily basis,” said a State House insider.
From: Freedom Newspaper