Friday, September 30

Police officer arrested for reportedly raping girl, 22

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The Gambia Police Force (GPF) has announced the arrest of one Sgt. Mamoud 2163 Sarjo for reportedly raping a 22-year-old girl.

The officer has been charged with rape and is currently detained as investigation into the matter continues.

The Police in a press release states: “Sgt. Mamoud Sarjo will be marched to the Police Headquarters to be interdicted and taken to a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution pending the outcome of investigation.”

“On the 28th of August 2022, Sgt. Sarjo left his guard post and went on a self-assigned duty at the sea front near the Monkey Park where he had an encounter with a group of young boys and girls on a party.”

“The startled group took to their heels, but he got hold of and allegedly raped one of them who is a 22 year old girl. He was arrested by the Police Intervention Unit guards at the seafront who took him to the Senegambia police station where he was charged and detained.”

“The victim was taken to the hospital and was confirmed raped after a thorough medical investigation.”

“The Office of The Inspector General of Police frowns and condemns the act in totality and wish to inform the General public that necessary actions will be taken to hold the perpetrator accountable for his gruesome act and that the safety and security of Gambians and residents of The Gambia remain top priority of The Gambia Police Force.”