Police Continue to Arrest More Villagers in Ngain Sanjal

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By Louise Jobe 

Agents of the Gambia Police Force (GPF) have continued to arrest more individuals involved in the reported attack on Ngain Sanjal Police Station, which police say caused serious injuries on officers.

The conflict, which happened on Friday, 21 June 2024, escalated when a group of villagers demanded the release of a suspect accused of ‘snatching manhood’.

However, according to the release, the Police refused to release the suspect, which caused the enraged crowd to attack the station in retaliation, damaging property including a television set and its receiver, the station’s diary, and other valuable items. The altercation, the release says, resulted in serious injuries to officers who required immediate medical attention at the Farafenni General Hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer ASP Modou Musa Sisawo urged the public to pursue justice lawfully. He added that more arrests have been made.

He said an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the GPF is committed to charge and prosecute all those involved in the attack on the Police Station.

Nyunka Touray, a resident of Ngain Sanjal who visited one of the parents of the arrested youth, told Foroyaa that the police have released their villagers on bail.

“The police on Sunday released our youth on bail and they are now reuniting with their families,” she said.

“We are relieved that they have all been released.”

However, Police PRO Sisawo said he could not confirm the release of the detainees.