Youngster stabbed to death in Brusubi ...Suspects arrested, charged

Monday, September 22, 2008
A young boy resident in Brusubi, Alieu Jawo, last Saturday night died after he was stabbed by some alleged robbers. A native of Bansang Town, in the Central River Region, Jawo was said to have been attacked by his murderers at the Brusubi Roundabout (Tranquil Junction), at around 01:00 am.

Narrating the incident, Detective ASP Fakebba Darboe, officer in charge of the Serious Crime Unit, Brikama Division, said that it was passers-by who had informed the Military Police (MPs), who were then on guard at the Brusubi Check Point, about the incident.

"The deceased was attacked by the accused, Makodou Jahateh, who was with two other associates, Alieu Saine and Taib Jagne," narrated  ASP Darboe, adding that after attempting to rob one Kalilou Jallow, the murderers were apparently interrupted by the deceased, who had gone to the aid of the robbery victim, Jallow.

He was then stabbed on his neck and hand. "The Military Police arrested the accused (Makodou Jahateh) and reported the matter to the Kotu Police Station. The deceased (Alieu Jawo) was then rushed to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul, where he was pronounced dead," ASP Darboe told the Daily Observer.

For his part, Superintendent Ma Lamin Ceesay, officer commanding, Major Crime Unit, said investigations have been launched into the matter following the arrest of the two associates of the accused, Alieu Saine and Taib Jagne.

He said: "In fact, according to our information, Makodou Jahateh had targeted another person who is currently in police custody, accusing him of having stolen his mobile phone and D200". Jahateh, the Major Crime boss revealed, had since been in search of that individual.

According to Supt Ceesay, the three suspects were charged with conspiracy, under Section 368; robbery with violence, under Section 272 and 273; and murder, under Section 187 of the Criminal Code, Laws of The Gambia 1990.

Yankuba Sonko, the Crime Management Coordinator (CMC) of the Gambia Police Force, thanked the general public and other security units for their cooperation with the police force in tracing out criminals in the community.

Author: by Assan Sallah