Police probe into abduction cases find the claims were untrue

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Mamour Jobe

Gambian police have investigated 3 claims of abduction cases that were found to be untrue, said the Inspector General Mamour Jobe in a statement on Monday.

The police chief said they are equally concerned about information on social media platforms about missing persons including adults and minors in the country.

Jobe said most of the reported abduction cases on social media platforms were never formally filed with the police. However, they have done an exhaustive investigations in many of the reported cases.

“The report about a 14 year old girl (name withheld) at Kanifing, allegedly kidnapped and held in an empty cargo container with other children proves to be untrue. She confessed visiting her boyfriend in Lamin Village where she spent the night returning home at 4pm the following day. The boyfriend, 18 years old adult has been arrested and he is helping with investigations,” said the police chief Jobe on Monday.

“Similarly, another report about 19 year old Fatoumatta Manneh at kotu, allegedly abducted and held in a dark unidentified room at an unknown location with other girls is equally unfounded.

“She confessed picking up a job as house maid at Kotu South where she stayed without her parent’s knowledge. She further admits sending text messages to her family about her false abduction.

“The case of a 15 year old boy (name withheld) gone missing in Banjul was as well investigated. It was found that he left home to Senegal where he intends to enroll in a Quranic School without knowledge of his parents. He has been found and reunited with his Family.

“The Inspector General’s Office wish to assure the public that it will not relent in its efforts to protect life and properties of individuals as enshrined in section 178(1) and (2) of the constitution of the Gambia.

“In this regard the general public is urged to report all cases and cooperate with the Police in the fight against all forms of crimes.”


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  1. ansumana Ceesay July 23, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Not in my matter , the police brutally arrested me with a serious hand cuff, and sustained serious enguries and the matter went up to you IGp, but never treated as expected, ,the human right unit of the police knows what the police did to me is wrong and also arrested me forced me out of my house without a shoe while other 3 officers remained scharging in my house in my absent and finally dumped my key , could not get access to my house since 7 September 2018 up to know. I.took a lawyer and in the first sitting on the 9th july, the police failed to come , and the police who caused me is refusing to pick his summon letter , and up to today 23rd he is on the run. I want this particular media to invite me for more details on the injustice done to me . 7095525

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