Highly placed insiders at the police Headquarters in Banjul have called for the resignation of the accused Assistant Inspector General of police Landing Bojang, Freedom Newspaper can report. The call followed damning revelations in which AIG Bojang has been adversely implicated in the Old Jeshwang robbery case. The police chief was alleged to have been in contact with the prime suspect of the robbery, one Dam Sey, a Senegalese national. Police detectives said they have an audio file in their possession in which AIG Bojang was having conversation with Dam Sey. The content of the audio had revealed that Bojang was allegedly acted in concert with the robber Dam Sey to commit robbery.
The robbers were said to have stolen D16 million dalasis from a Lebanese businessman. They also fled with some of his properties, including cellular phones belonging to his daughters. The police have recovered the stolen cellular phones.
“AIG Landing Bojang should resign for the sake of the force’s image and his own image. He cannot survive this scandalous allegation. We, as a command, are shocked and disappointed by Landing’s conduct. He should just resign and wait for his fate,” said one top insider.
The Senegalese accused person Dam Sey, who implicated AIG Bojang, was escorted from Dakar this past weekend to Banjul. He was brought into the country by a detective team headed by Assistant Superintendent Sanusi Darboe.
Another insider said: “I don’t think Landing Bojang is the type who would resign from his job. Landing has no conscience, besides the police, he has nowhere to work, this is a naughty officer, dirty, and uneducated for that matter. He can sell people for money, he is very greedy,” said another insider who spoke to us on condition of anonymity.
According to one insider, Landing would rather prefer to be sacked than resigning. The insider noted that it would be very unlikely for Landing to face justice under the leadership of IGP Abdoulie Sanyang.
“They normally brew attaya at AIG Landing Bojang’s office. He and the IGP drink attaya together. Everyone here knew their close relationship. If I were Landing, I would resign, he should save his dented reputation and that of the force,” said the insider.
The police command hasn’t placed AIG Bojang on administration leave. Bojang still reports to work. He is yet to be charged.
AIG Bojang was scheduled to face the police investigators on Monday. Details of the investigators’ interview haven’t been forthcoming yet.
The police spokesman Superintendent Lamin Njie could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this story.