Police have Clarified the Government Spokesperson’s Statement on West Coast Radio saying the comments were accurate based on preliminary investigations.
“The Office of the Inspector General of Police takes full responsibility for the entire statement delivered by The Gambia Government Spokesperson, Mr Ebrima G Sankareh about the tragic circumstances surrounding the Tuesday, 12 September 2023 double murder case at Sukuta-Jabang Traffic Light.
While it is regrettable that Mr. Sankareh’s statements about the shooter, Ousainou Bojang’s occupation as a security guard at the Brikama Area Council angered sections of the society, what the Spokesperson reported was entirely accurate as provided by the Office of the Inspector General of Police based on the outcome of preliminary investigations at the material time in question.”
The police added that, Like all murder and high-profile cases, preliminary investigations are subject to change based on the suspect’s pattern of disclosure and that is exactly what happened in this case. They admitted that this was the information provided to Mr Sankareh for his routine radio appearance.
“The Gambia Government reassures the public that everything Mr Sankareh said that morning was based on preliminary information related to the circumstances surrounding the shooter and his occupation which was furnished by the Office of The Inspector General of Police.
As Gambia Government Spokesperson, Mr. Sankareh is at liberty to report, comment and defend the Government’s communications policies and programs about any Ministry, Department, Agency, or entity in The Gambia and internationally.”