Police Probe Into Assault of Farmer by Officers of Brikamaba Station


By Mustapha Jallow

The Gambia Police Force have launched a probe into the assault of a farmer whose left hand was allegedly fractured by Police Officers from Brikamaba Station.

The incident happened between ‘Sareh Yebeh’ and Kerewan in the Central River Region (CRR) on Thursday June 4th 2020.

Police Spokesperson Superintendent Lamin Njie, yesterday confirmed to this reporter that a probe has been ordered into the assault of Modou Boye (the victim).

“We can confirm that we have received reports of the incident at Brikamaba in which an individual alleged that he was assaulted by an officer,’’ Spt. Njie said; that the Police Command had constituted an independent investigation into the matter and appropriate action will be taken following recommendations from the investigation.

Five days after Boye’s hand was allegedly broken following an encounter with two Police officers over motorcycle document, the 40-year-old who is a farmer said he now suffers from immense pain on his arm. The unfortunate event has led state security agents to conduct an independent inquiry into his alleged assault by Officers of the State.

If readers can recall, Modou Boye who hails from Boiram village in the Lower Fulladu West District of the Central River Region South, has vowed to sue the two Police officers he allegedly accused of breaking his left arm. Boye said the incident occurred when he was going to work at his farm.