Gambia

Six men has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 20-year-old man who died in an armed robbery incident in Kololi.

Detectives investigating the death of a Senegalese national, Amat Touray, along the Palma Rima Beach in March have made an apparent breakthrough, as they announced an arrest on Sunday.

The Gambia Police said six young men from Wellingara and Sinchu Baliya area had been taken into custody on suspicion of murdering Mr Touray.

In a post on his Facebook page, the Police wrote: “Following the armed robbery and subsequent death of a 20-year-old Senegalese national (Amat Touray) along the Palma Rima Beach on the 27/03/2022, rigorous investigation efforts by Kotu Police Station detectives uncovered evidence connecting a gang of six young men from Wellingara and Sinchu Baliya area.”

“This followed an earlier report of the incident at Kanifinng Estate Station by the victim’s friend who escorted him to the Serekunda General Hospital.

The Kanifing police notified Kotu who embarked on intensive probe that led to the arrest of one Momodou Lamin Dahaba of Sinchu Baliya.

Upon interrogation, Dahaba confessed to be part of a gang that attacked the deceased on the day in question. He cooperated with police investigators and provided names of his gang mates.

All those implicated were raided and arrested by the police and are currently helping them in their investigations.”

According to the Police, all six suspects have been indicted and remanded in prison.

The Police advised the public to continue to be vigilant and close ranks with the police in combating crime for a better society.