By Mustapha Jallow
The nation’s police have pressed charges against Jerrending Sanyang, a top official of ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s faction of APRC dubbed “No Alliance Movement”
He was charged with three (3) counts – the day he got arrested by state security agents on 25th October 2021.
Speaking to Foroyaa, the police spokesperson on the matter, Superintendent (Spt.) Lamin Njie, said Jerrending was charged with 3 counts as follows: “1. prohibition of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace contrary to section 9 of the Public Order Act 2. unlawful assembly contrary to section 70 of the Criminal Code and 3. disobedience to lawful orders contrary to section 116 of the Criminal Code.”
Jerrending also told Foroyaa that he was charged and is still reporting on bail.
When asked whether the charges include his two colleagues, he said: “I don’t know whether they have been charged but you can find out from the police.”
Their arrest comes in the wake of an attempt by Jammeh’s loyalists (APRC’s No Alliance Movement) to hold a press conference at Sanyang’s house in Lamin on Monday 25th October 2021, which later resulted to a confrontation between Jammeh’s supporters and government security forces. The conference could not hold after paramilitary officers (police) stormed Sanyang’s house and told him that he was wanted at the Banjulunding Police Station.
The other two supporters, Sankung Badjie and Ebrima Sanneh alias ‘A Samai,” were arrested outside the Banjulunding Police Station’s building after they were protesting and demanding the release of their colleagues.
However, the trio were later released on bail on that very day of their arrest, 25th October, at 7pm. They were then asked to start reporting to the said police station on 26th October.
The ‘No Alliance Movement’ is a breakaway faction of the APRC party, rebelling against the APRC-NPP merger which was announced recently by the Fabakary Tombong Jatta’s led executive.